DVD Release Calendar: March 2014

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  • Publish Date: March 1, 2014

March 4

All movies are 2013/14 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVDDVD | Blu-rayBlu-ray | Blu-ray and DVDBoth Blu-ray and DVD

posterBlu-ray and DVD 12 Years a Slave 97 Add to Netflix Queue

We're publishing this a day before the Oscar ceremony, but by the time you read these words, Steve McQueen's third feature (after Hunger and Shame) will likely posses an Oscar trophy for best picture (among other accolades). Last year's highest-scoring film, 12 Years a Slave depicts the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup (the Oscar-nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free man living in upstate New York in 1841 who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The impressive cast also includes fellow Academy Award nominees Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o, plus Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Alfre Woodard, Sarah Paulson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael K. Williams, Garret Dillahunt, Scoot McNairy, and Quvenzhané Wallis.

posterBlu-ray and DVD The Grandmaster 72 Add to Netflix Queue

Wong Kar-Wai’s long-gestating martial arts epic finally reached U.S. theaters last summer, where it picked up fairly strong reviews. The Grandmaster tells the story of legendary martial arts master Ip Man (Tony Leung), with Zhang Ziyi co-starring as his rival/love interest. This U.S. DVD/Blu-ray release features only the American theatrical cut and not the director's original (and much longer) version that screened in other countries.

posterBlu-ray and DVD Oldboy (2013) 49 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Park Chan-wook’s 2004 revenge thriller Oldboy was an international hit and a Cannes winner, so what could possibly go wrong with an English-language remake? For his adaptation nearly a decade later, director Spike Lee relied on a script (by I Am Legend's Mark Protosevich) that used the original manga series by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi (on which the first film was also based) for inspiration, while retaining the central plot about a man (Josh Brolin) who is freed after being held captive for 20 years and begins a quest to discover who imprisoned him and why (though it doesn't unfold in quite the same way). Critics ranked the result among Lee's worst films, finding it both repellent and confusing, and the remake was among the biggest box office flops of 2013. (In fact, it earned less than half of what the original made worldwide.) Unfortunately, this DVD/Blu-ray release does not include Lee's original director's cut, which was over 30 minutes longer than the theatrical release.

More movie releases on March 4, 2014
37 Blu-ray and DVD Cold Comes the Night THRILLER | Alice Eve, Bryan Cranston Add to Queue
59 Blu-ray and DVD Girl Rising DOCUMENTARY Add to Queue
55 DVD Hours THRILLER | Paul Walker Add to Queue
46 Blu-ray and DVD The Last Days on Mars SCI-FI/HORROR | Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas Add to Queue
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
61 DVD Breaking Amish Season 1  
  Blu-ray and DVD Doctor Who The Time of the Doctor (2013 Christmas special)  
  DVD Rawhide Season 7, Vols 1 & 2 (separate sets)  
  DVD Regular Show Vol. 5  
  Blu-ray and DVD Venture Bros. Season 5  

March 7 (Friday)

posterBlu-ray and DVD The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 75+ Queue Trailer

Last year's highest-grossing film, Catching Fire managed to earn more money and better reviews than the first Hunger Games film (which was no slouch in either category). The story here picks up with Katniss and Peeta on their Victor’s Tour, but soon they find themselves back in the Capitol preparing for the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell). While the main players return (Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson), new faces include the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heveansbee, Sam Clafin as Finnick Odair, and Jena Malone as Johanna Mason. Director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) takes over for the first film's Gary Ross, while two new screenwriters—Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3 and the guy currently working on Star Wars: Episode VII) and Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire)—handle the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' novel.

March 11

posterBlu-ray and DVD Inside Llewyn Davis 92 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

The latest from Joel and Ethan Coen is set in the Greenwich Village music scene of the early 1960s and stars Oscar Isaac as Llewyn Davis, a struggling folk singer stumbling through life with a cat, a guitar, and a trail of trouble behind him. Carey Mulligan, Isaac’s wife in Drive, plays a member of a folk trio who is married to another singer, played by Justin Timberlake. All three perform in the film, while Timberlake and Mulligan’s real-life husband Marcus Mumford worked with T-Bone Burnett, the man behind the music for the Coen’s O Brother, Where Art Thou?, on re-interpretations of traditional songs as well as original recordings for the soundtrack. Despite earning the Coens some of their best reviews to date, and picking up plenty of best picture consideration elsewhere, the film was unexpectedly excluded from this year's list of Oscar best picture nominees.

posterBlu-ray and DVD Out of the Furnace 63 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

After a four-year break, director Scott Cooper finally returned late last year with a follow-up to his acclaimed drama Crazy Heart. The story here focuses on the Baze brothers: Russell (Christian Bale), a steel worker who falls on hard times, and Rodney (Casey Affleck), a traumatized war veteran. When Rodney goes missing and the police fail to follow up, Bale takes matters into his own hands, leading to a confrontation with a meth-dealing psycho played by Woody Harrelson. The strong cast also includes Sam Shepard as the boys’ uncle, Willem Dafoe as a local bookie, and Forest Whitaker as the town’s sheriff. Though reviews were decent, critics were a bit let down by the result.

More movie releases on March 11, 2014
53 Blu-ray and DVD The Book Thief DRAMA | Sophie Nélisse, Emily Watson, Geoffrey Rush Add to Queue
71 DVD The Broken Circle Breakdown FOREIGN/DRAMA | Nominated for an Oscar Add to Queue
36 Blu-ray and DVD Commitment FOREIGN/ACTION Add to Queue
57 Blu-ray and DVD Easy Money: Hard to Kill THRILLER | Joel Kinnaman Add to Queue
49 Blu-ray and DVD Enemies Closer THRILLER | Jean-Claude Van Damme Add to Queue
57 DVD Geography Club COMEDY Add to Queue
81 Blu-ray and DVD George Washington (2000) Criterion Collection  
39 Blu-ray and DVD Homefront THRILLER | Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder Add to Queue
51 Blu-ray and DVD Mademoiselle C DOCUMENTARY Add to Queue
23 Blu-ray and DVD The Outsider THRILLER | Jason Patric, James Caan Add to Queue
64 DVD The Patience Stone FOREIGN/DRAMA Add to Queue
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD Big History Season 1  
  DVD Dennis the Menace Vol. 1  
  DVD Diagnosis Murder Season 8  
  DVD In the Heat of the Night Seasons 2 & 3 / Season 6 / Season 7 (3 separate sets)  
47 DVD Rogue Season 1  
  DVD Trinity Season 1  

March 18

posterBlu-ray and DVD American Hustle 90 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Writer-director David O. Russell continued his hot streak late last year with yet another gem, this one a fictionalized and darkly comedic look at the FBI’s Abscam sting operation, which brought down a handful of corrupt public officials during the late 1970s and early '80s. The impressive cast includes Russell veterans Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert De Niro, plus Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., and Michael Peña. It's Russell's third straight film (following Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter) to earn Academy Award nominations for best picture and best director.

posterBlu-ray and DVD Frozen 74 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Have a young child in your household? Then you have no doubt already seen Disney's latest animated hit, and will be watching it on endless repeat beginning March 18th. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, this story of two sisters focuses on Anna (Kristen Bell) and her search for her sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose powers have created an eternal winter in the kingdom of Arendelle. Along the way, Anna teams up with the gruff Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), his trusty reindeer Sven, and a snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad). Chris Buck, one of the directors of Tarzan, and Jennifer Lee, one of the writers of Wreck-It Ralph, co-direct this Disney animated film featuring original songs by Bobby Lopez (The Book of Mormon) and his wife Kristen.

posterBlu-ray and DVD Saving Mr. Banks 65 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

The phrase "Oscar bait" was created for films like this—a movie about the making of a beloved movie, filled with an impressive cast, helmed by a director (The Blind Side's John Lee Hancock) with a reputation for crowd-pleasing fare. Too bad the Academy didn't bite. Saving Mr. Banks tells the story of Walt Disney’s attempt to charm Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers into selling him the rights to her book. Tom Hanks stars as Disney opposite Emma Thompson as Travers, with supporting players Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak, and Colin Farrell.

More movie releases on March 18, 2014
  Blu-ray and DVD A Brief History of Time (1991) Criterion Collection  
48 Blu-ray and DVD Contracted HORROR Add to Queue
49 DVD The Happy Sad DRAMA Add to Queue
  Blu-ray and DVD The Hidden Fortress (1958) Criterion Collection  
29 Blu-ray and DVD Jamesy Boy DRAMA | Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames Add to Queue
65 Blu-ray and DVD Kill Your Darlings DRAMA | Daniel Radcliffe, Dane Dehaan, Michael C. Hall Add to Queue
60 Blu-ray and DVD Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom DRAMA | Idris Elba Add to Queue
19 Blu-ray and DVD Reasonable Doubt THRILLER | Dominic Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson Add to Queue
53 Blu-ray and DVD That's What I Am (2011) COMEDY | Ed Harris, Randy Orton, Chase Ellison Add to Queue
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
53 Blu-ray and DVD Atlantis Season 1  
  DVD Beetlejuice Seasons 2 & 3  
63 DVD Devious Maids Season 1  
  DVD Flashpoint Season 6  

March 25

posterBlu-ray and DVD The Great Beauty 86 Add to Netflix Queue

Italian director Paolo Sorrentino wowed critics last year with his look at modern Rome through the eyes of a 65-year-old writer played by Il Divo’s Toni Servillo. This imaginative film—compared by many critics to Fellini's La Dolce Vita—earned numerous awards worldwide, and was nominated for a foreign-language Oscar. This Criterion Collection release adds a variety of interviews plus deleted scenes.

posterBlu-ray and DVD The Wolf of Wall Street 75 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

The fifth collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio (following Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island) gets its title from Jordan Belfort’s memoir, the basis for Terence Winter’s (Boardwalk Empire) script about the rise and fall of a hard-partying, drug-addicted stockbroker who led one of the most successful brokerage firms of the '90s before being indicted in 1998 for securities fraud and money laundering. DiCaprio stars as Belfort, and Scorsese has surrounded him with an impressive supporting cast that includes Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, and Rob Reiner. The film earned five Academy Award nominations, including best picture.

More movie releases on March 25, 2014
31 DVD Angels in Stardust DRAMEDY | Alicia Silverstone Add to Queue
19 DVD Crave THRILLER | Josh Lawson, Ron Perlman Add to Queue
44 Blu-ray and DVD Delivery Man COMEDY | Vince Vaughn Add to Queue
  Blu-ray and DVD The Freshman (1925) Criterion Collection  
32 DVD Girl on a Bicycle ROM-COM Add to Queue
  DVD Hairbrained COMEDY | Brendan Fraser Add to Queue
68 Blu-ray and DVD Home DRAMA Add to Queue
86 DVD Let the Fire Burn DOCUMENTARY Add to Queue
  Blu-ray and DVD Odd Thomas HORROR/THRILLER | Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe Add to Queue
  Blu-ray and DVD Persona (1966) Criterion Collection  
75 DVD The Punk Singer DOCUMENTARY Add to Queue
40 Blu-ray and DVD The Truth About Emanuel THRILLER | Jessica Biel Add to Queue
37 Blu-ray and DVD Walking With Dinosaurs FAMILY Add to Queue
25 Blu-ray and DVD Welcome to the Jungle COMEDY | Adam Brody, Rob Huebel, JCVD Add to Queue
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Californication Season 6  
  Blu-ray and DVD Continuum Season 2  
  DVD Here's Lucy Complete series  
  Blu-ray and DVD Key and Peele Seasons 1 & 2  
  DVD Mystery Science Theater 3000 Vol. XXIX  
75 Blu-ray and DVD Veep Season 2  

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  • M9ki  

    Thanks guys i was wondering when american hustle came out.

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