DVD Release Calendar: October 2010

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  • Publish Date: October 4, 2010

October 5

Caprica: Season 1.0 72 Add to Netflix Queue

The first ten episodes of this Battlestar Galactica prequel series -- a combination of soap opera and thought-provoking sci-fi -- get a DVD release the same day new episodes resume airing on Syfy.

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) 33 Add to Netflix Queue

Now you can be grossed out in the comfort of your own home at this exercise in torture porn that finds a sadistic doctor stitching together three living humans in the most shocking way possible (hint: think of the film's title).

The Karate Kid 61Add to Netflix Queue

This surprisingly well-reviewed remake of the 1984 teen film transports the action to China, where a young American ex-pat played by Jaden Smith learns martial arts -- but not, oddly enough, karate -- under the guidance of master Jackie Chan.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 35 to Netflix Queue

This unsurprisingly poorly-reviewed remake of the 1984 slasher film stars Jackie Earle Haley as iconic serial killer Freddy Krueger; many reviewers and moviegoers found the film lacking excitement and scares.

Splice 66Add to Netflix Queue

This slick, sci-fi/horror tale of genetic engineering gone wrong divided critics and audiences; some applauded its over-the-top ingenuity, while others found it laughably awful.

Other Releases on October 5, 2010
Title Netflix Metascore
Bones: Season 5 Add to Queue n/a
Holy Rollers Jesse Eisenberg Add to Queue 51
Mad Max [Blu-ray] Add to Queue n/a
The Oxford Murders Elijah Wood, John Hurt Add to Queue n/a
The Secret of Kells Oscar-nominated animation Add to Queue 81

October 12

Dollhouse: Season 2 n/a Add to Netflix Queue

Though the end came too soon for fans of Joss Whedon's serialized, sci-fi story, the good news is that there is, indeed, an end; these 13 episodes (which, as a whole, are a much stronger collection than the first season) wrap up nearly every loose end, including those introduced in the must-see epilogue included on the Season 1 DVD release.

(Oct. 15) How to Train Your Dragon 74Add to Netflix Queue

One of the surprise box office hits of the year so far, this computer-animated adaptation of the children's fantasy novel centers on a Viking teenager who questions his society's tradition of dragon-slaying after encountering a particularly friendly example of the species.

Jonah Hex 33 Add to Netflix Queue

One of the biggest box office flops of the year so far, this supernatural western starring Josh Brolin was poorly received by audiences, critics, and fans of the DC comic upon which it was based.

Other Releases on October 12, 2010
Title Netflix Metascore
Daniel and Ana Add to Queue 43
I Am Love Tilda Swinton Add to Queue 79
In Treatment: The Complete 2nd Season Add to Queue 85
Leaves of Grass Edward Norton Add to Queue 58
Three Kings [Blu-ray] George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg Add to Queue 82
The Tudors: The Complete 4th Season Add to Queue 63

October 19

Please Give 78Add to Netflix Queue

Director Nicole Holofcener's latest talk-heavy, plot-thin Catherine Keener dramedy (about a New York married couple with neighbor problems) earned typically strong reviews, with critics praising the observational writing, humor, and performances.

Predators 51 Add to Netflix Queue

A direct sequel to the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger cult classic Predator 36 (which, despite its lower Metascore, is actually the better film), Nimród Antal's sci-fi action film follows a group of eight humans (including Adrien Brody and Topher Grace) who must battle for their own survival on an alien planet filled with a new breed of hungry Predators.

Other Releases on October 19, 2010
Title Netflix Metascore
Agora Rachel Weisz Add to Queue 55
The Most Dangerous Man in America:
Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Political documentary
Add to Queue 75
Moulin Rouge! [Blu-ray] Ewan McGregor, Nicole Kidman Add to Queue 66
Oceans Nature documentary Add to Queue 75
The Real L Word: The First Season Add to Queue 60
Smash His Camera Paparazzi documentary Add to Queue 68

October 26

The Girl Who Played with Fire 66 Add to Netflix Queue

The second installment of the Swedish film trilogy based on Stieg Larsson's best-selling novels arrives on home video just a few days before the final installment hits theaters.

Sex and the City 2 27 Add to Netflix Queue

Trashed by critics as out of tune with the times, insensitive, pointless, and flat-out boring, this second film based on the HBO series finds the four heroines coping with the stresses of being well-off, happy, and successful by traveling to the Middle East.

Winter's Bone 90Add to Netflix Queue

This bleak drama about a 17-year-old girl searching for her criminal father in the Ozark wilderness is one of the best-reviewed films of the year and earned the top prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Other Releases on October 26, 2010
Title Netflix Metascore
Back to the Future Trilogy [Blu-ray]   n/a
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Documentary directed by Tamra Davis Add to Queue 74
South of the Border Documentary directed by Oliver Stone Add to Queue 45
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season 2 Add to Queue n/a
Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? Documentary Add to Queue 68
Wild Grass French drama directed by Alain Resnais Add to Queue 63
You Don't Know Jack [HBO movie] Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon Add to Queue 79

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Comments (3)

  • CR  

    Gotta love how the writer had to put in his own opinion about Predator being a better film, despite the large difference in metacritic score. Seems some-one is a little angry they didnt enjoy the sequel

  • Liam Alexander  

    Despite being a huge BSG fan I missed Caprica completely. I'll have to give it a go on DVD.

  • Mitch Tough  

    Awesome... I've been trying to work up the guts to see The Human Centipede. Now I can watch it in the comfort of my own home! Just in time for Halloween.

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