DVD Release Calendar: September 2013

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  • Publish Date: September 1, 2013

September 3

All movies are 2012/13 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVDDVD | Blu-rayBlu-ray | Blu-ray and DVDBoth Blu-ray and DVD

posterBlu-ray and DVD The Iceman 60 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Michael Shannon stars as Richard Kuklinski, the notorious real-life contract killer who reportedly murdered over 100 people while simultaneously maintaining a seemingly normal family life. The directorial debut for Ariel Vromen—who received mostly poor marks from critics for his efforts, though Shannon does his best to make the film worth watching—also stars Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, Chris Evans, and James Franco.

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Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans 39) directs this crime thriller about a group of magicians (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco) who pull off a series of daring bank heists, while Mark Ruffalo plays the FBI agent who pursues them. Despite middling reviews, the film was a surprise hit this summer, and a sequel (again directed by Leterrier) is in development; check the deleted scene on the Blu-ray release for a clue about its story.

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With her first documentary, actress and director Sarah Polley (Away from Her, Take this Waltz) turns the camera on herself and her family in an investigation of memory, truth, and how we tell stories to ourselves and to those we love. Polley’s focus is on her mother and father’s marriage and her relationship to them. While her actress mother (shown in home movie footage) died of cancer when Polley was a child, her father is interviewed by Polley, who also visits with other family members and friends. There's a mystery at the heart of this family story, and the result is a gripping tale and one of the best-reviewed films of the year.

More movie releases on September 3, 2013
42 Blu-ray and DVD Arthur Newman Colin Firth, Emily Blunt, Anne Heche Add to Queue
82 Blu-ray and DVD Blancanieves Silent Spanish Snow White Add to Queue
52 DVD Cockneys vs. Zombies Horror comedy Add to Queue
42 Blu-ray and DVD The English Teacher Julianne Moore, Greg Kinnear Add to Queue
70 Blu-ray and DVD Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie Documentary Add to Queue
71 Blu-ray and DVD From Up on Poppy Hill Animated family drama from Studio Ghibli Add to Queue
23 DVD I Do Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Alicia Witt Add to Queue
57 Blu-ray and DVD The Lords of Salem Directed by Rob Zombie Add to Queue
40 Blu-ray and DVD Petunia Thora Birch, Christine Lahti, Brittany Snow Add to Queue
56 DVD The Secret Disco Revolution Documentary Add to Queue
58 DVD Somm Documentary Add to Queue
63 DVD Violeta Went to Heaven Chilean biopic Add to Queue
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Criminal Minds Season 8  
62 Blu-ray and DVD Da Vinci's Demons Season 1  
  DVD Degrassi: The Next Generation Seasons 7-9  
  Blu-ray and DVD Haven Season 3  
  DVD Lexx Complete series  
  Blu-ray and DVD The Office [U.S.] Season 9  
  DVD Parks and Recreation Season 5  
  Blu-ray and DVD Person of Interest Season 2  
  DVD Regular Show Vol. 4  
64 Blu-ray and DVD Revolution Season 1  
  DVD Route 66 Season 1  
  DVD Scandal Season 2  
  DVD Sharknado TV movie  
  DVD The Shield Complete series  
60 Blu-ray and DVD Sinbad Season 1  
58 Blu-ray and DVD Spartacus Season 3 (War of the Damned)  
  Blu-ray and DVD The Vampire Diaries Season 4  

September 10

posterBlu-ray and DVD Star Trek Into Darkness 72 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

J.J. Abrams' second (and lesser) Star Trek feature stars Benedict Cumberbatch, previously best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes in the ongoing British miniseries Sherlock, as a terrorist with a somewhat justified complaint against Starfleet. Saving the day are returning Enterprise crew members Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and Anton Yelchin, while Peter Weller's Admiral Marcus also factors into the story. Note that there have already been complaints about the Blu-ray's dearth of special features (such extras exist, but they are split up among the various "exclusive" editions assigned to various retailers, so any given version will be missing most of them).

More movie releases on September 10, 2013
31 Blu-ray and DVD The Black Waters of Echo's Pond Horror Add to Queue
44 Blu-ray and DVD Blood Paul Bettany, Mark Strong Add to Queue
75 Blu-ray and DVD Chasing Ice Documentary Add to Queue
  Blu-ray The Fly (1958) Vincent Price  
49 Blu-ray and DVD Frankenstein's Army Horror film set during WWII Add to Queue
  Blu-ray Jennifer 8 (1992) Andy Garcia, Uma Thurman  
75 Blu-ray Joy Ride (2001) Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski  
  Blu-ray and DVD La Cage Aux Folles (1978) Criterion Collection  
60 Blu-ray and DVD Love Is All You Need Directed by Susanne Bier Add to Queue
  Blu-ray Marathon Man (1977) Dustin Hoffman  
41 Blu-ray Next Friday (2000) Ice Cube  
52 Blu-ray and DVD Peeples Craig Robinson, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington Add to Queue
  Blu-ray Sliver (1993) Sharon Stone, William Baldwin  
52 Blu-ray Snake Eyes (1998) Nicolas Cage  
  Blu-ray The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965) Criterion Collection  
76 Blu-ray The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Matt Damon  
84 DVD War Witch Foreign-language Oscar nominee Add to Queue
76 DVD We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks Documentary Add to Queue
60 Blu-ray and DVD Wish You Were Here Joel Edgerton, Teresa Palmer Add to Queue
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD Anger Management Vol. 2  
  DVD Army Wives Season 7  
  DVD Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe Complete series  
  Blu-ray and DVD The Big Bang Theory Season 6  
  DVD Blue Bloods Season 3  
  DVD Castle Season 5  
49 DVD Chicago Fire Season 1  
  DVD Hell's Kitchen Season 9  
96 Blu-ray and DVD Homeland Season 2  
  DVD In Search of... Seasons 5 / Season 6 (separate sets)  
  Blu-ray and DVD It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 8  
  Blu-ray and DVD The League Season 4  
  DVD Luther Season 3  
66 DVD Mary and Martha HBO movie  
73 Blu-ray and DVD Parade's End Miniseries  
60 DVD Phil Spector HBO movie  
  Blu-ray and DVD Supernatural Season 8  
  DVD The Wild Thornberrys Seasons 4 & 5  

September 17

posterBlu-ray and DVD Behind the Candelabra 82 Add to Netflix Queue

Possibly director Steven Soderbergh's final film—though he's been keeping awfully busy since announcing his "retirement"—this made-for-HBO biopic was nominated for 15 Emmy Awards. Based on the book of the same name by Scott Thorson (adapted here by screenwriter Richard LaGravenese), Candelabra depicts the five-year relationship between Thorson (Matt Damon) and famed (and famously flamboyant) pianist/entertainer Liberace (Michael Douglas). Despite the over-the-top sets, costumes, and styling—aside from the leads, you'll also see actors such as Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, and Scott Bakula looking ridiculous—the film takes a mostly serious approach.

posterBlu-ray and DVD The Bling Ring 66 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Though it's not set in a hotel, Sofia Coppola's fifth feature explores another one of her favorite themes: the lifestyles of the rich and famous. In this ripped-from-the-headlines true story, the crush of celebrity culture and the desire to be famous drives Emma Watson and her gang of friends to rob the homes of celebrities like Paris Hilton, who allowed Coppola to shoot in her home where the actual crime took place. Leslie Mann plays Watson’s mom, while Bush’s Gavin Rossdale plays the helpful dealer of the gang’s stolen goods. Newcomers Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang, and Claire Julien play the other fame-obsessed teens. Critics were mixed, with many finding the film sharp and funny and others deeming it as superficial as its subjects.

posterBlu-ray and DVD The East 68 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

The creative pair behind Sound of My Voice 67—writer-director Zal Batmanglij and writer-star Brit Marling—reunite for a 1970s-style paranoid thriller about a former FBI agent (Marling) who infiltrates an anti-corporation anarchist collective, only to find herself falling under the sway of the group's leader. Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, and Patricia Clarkson also star. Most critics liked the film, finding it to be a slick, smart thriller despite a few logic holes.

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After a troubled production that saw the film delayed by nearly six months, World War Z finally reached theaters this summer, and the result was better than anyone could have expected, with over half a billion dollars in grosses and mostly positive reviews. This zombie thriller based on the novel by Max Brooks and stars Brad Pitt as a family man and former U.N. employee who travels the globe looking for a solution to a fast-moving zombie epidemic. Mireille Enos (The Killing) also stars for director Marc Forster (Machine Gun Preacher, Quantum of Solace).

More movie releases on September 17, 2013
29 DVD 1st Night Richard E. Grant, Sarah Brightman Add to Queue
33 DVD And Now a Word from Our Sponsor Bruce Greenwood, Parker Posey Add to Queue
74 Blu-ray and DVD Augustine French drama Add to Queue
  Blu-ray and DVD Autumn Sonata (1978) Criterion Collection  
65 DVD Bless Me, Ultima Directed by Carl Franklin Add to Queue
64 Blu-ray and DVD Disconnect Jason Bateman, Hope Davis Add to Queue
35 Blu-ray and DVD Drift Myles Pollard, Sam Worthington Add to Queue
81 DVD Gimme the Loot SXSW hit Add to Queue
57 DVD Greetings from Tim Buckley Penn Badgley, Imogen Poots Add to Queue
  DVD The Haunting of Helena Horror Add to Queue
78 DVD In the Fog Russian drama Add to Queue
35 Blu-ray and DVD Java Heat Mickey Rourke, Kellan Lutz Add to Queue
34 Blu-ray and DVD Scenic Route Josh Duhamel Add to Queue
45 DVD Shanghai Calling Rom-com Add to Queue
63 DVD Simon Killer Thriller directed by Antonio Campos Add to Queue
69 Blu-ray Slacker (1991) Criterion Collection  
40 DVD War of the Buttons French WWII drama Add to Queue
65 DVD The We and the I Directed by Michel Gondry Add to Queue
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Adventure Time Vol. 5  
73 Blu-ray and DVD Arrow Season 1  
66 Blu-ray and DVD Bates Motel Season 1  
  DVD CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 13  
  Blu-ray and DVD Grimm Season 2  
  DVD Leverage Season 5  
  DVD The Mentalist Season 5  
84 DVD Nashville Season 1  

September 24

posterBlu-ray and DVD Iron Man 3 62 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Just the second film directed by Lethal Weapon screenwriter Shane Black (the first being the Robert Downey Jr.-starring Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), this third Iron Man film received better reviews than the second while grossing more than the first two films combined. Picking up after the events of The Avengers, the film finds Tony Stark/Iron Man facing off against Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin and Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian. Returning to aid in the proceedings are Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Don Cheadle (James Rhodes/War Machine), and Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan).

posterBlu-ray and DVD Room 237 80 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Some movie fans love The Shining, director Stanley Kubrick's lone foray into the horror genre. Others find the material beneath the talents of such an accomplished director (though even many of the film's biggest critics have grown to appreciate the film more in recent years). And then there is a third group of people who see numerous coded messages hidden within the colors, numbers, and music of Kubrick's film—messages about genocide, government conspiracies, and more. It is this latter group of obsessives that is the subject of the entertaining documentary Room 237, which received strong reviews at 2012's Sundance festival and when it was released in theaters during the spring.

More movie releases on September 24, 2013
  Blu-ray 3 Films By Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman Criterion Collection  
80 DVD Call Me Kuchu Documentary Add to Queue
81 DVD Fill the Void Israeli drama Add to Queue
85 Blu-ray Halloween (1978) 35th anniversary edition Blu-ray  
54 DVD He's Way More Famous Than You Comedy Add to Queue
61 Blu-ray and DVD The Kings of Summer Sundance hit comedy Add to Queue
43 Blu-ray and DVD Redemption Jason Statham Add to Queue
25 DVD Savannah Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor Add to Queue
76 DVD Something in the Air French drama from director Olivier Assayas Add to Queue
57 DVD Unfinished Song Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston Add to Queue
47 Blu-ray and DVD V/H/S/2 Also available on VHS tape (really) Add to Queue
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD 2 Broke Girls Season 2  
  DVD American Dad! Vol. 8  
  DVD Degrassi: The Next Generation Seasons 10-12  
  Blu-ray and DVD Doctor Who Complete 7th series  
  DVD Family Guy Vol. 11  
  Blu-ray and DVD Foyle's War Vol. 7  
  DVD Gene Simmons: Family Jewels Season 7  
69 Blu-ray and DVD Hannibal Season 1  
  Blu-ray and DVD Hawaii Five-0 Season 3  
76 DVD In the Flesh Season 1  
  DVD Law & Order: SVU Season 14  
  DVD The Mod Squad Season 3, Vols. 1 & 2 (separate sets)  
  Blu-ray and DVD Modern Family Season 4  
41 DVD The Neighbors Season 1  
  Blu-ray and DVD South Park Season 16  
  DVD Two and a Half Men Season 10  

 

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