DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: August 2015

  • Publish Date: July 30, 2015
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August 4

All movies are 2014/15 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVDDVD | Blu-rayBlu-ray | Blu-ray and DVD Both Blu-ray and DVD

poster 41 Child 44 Watch Trailer

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For his second English-language film, Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) directs Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Vincent Cassel, Joel Kinnaman, Jason Clarke, and Charles Dance in an adaptation (scripted by Richard Price of Clockers and The Wire fame) of Tom Rob Smith’s novel. The resulting thriller is set in Stalin’s Soviet Union where a security officer Leo Demidov (Hardy) tries to capture a child killer but finds the state standing in his way. Supported by his wife (Rapace), Leo eventually joins forces with Oldman’s General Mikhail Nesterov despite the protestations of his rival, Vasili (Kinnaman). Critics found the results incoherent.

poster 42 The Divergent Series: Insurgent Watch Trailer

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The sequel to Divergent finds Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) on the run in the ruins of futuristic Chicago, hunted by Jeanine (Kate Winslet), the leader of the Erudite faction. Luckily, they find new allies in the Factionless, led by Naomi Watts’ Evelyn. Robert Schwentke (RED, R.I.P.D.) takes over directing duties from Neil Burger, and Octavia Spencer, Suki Waterhouse, and Daniel Dae Kim join the cast while Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, and Ray Stevenson all return from the first film. The results? Even worse than the first installment, according to critics.

poster 71 Far From the Madding Crowd Watch Trailer

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Fourteen years after he won the Jury Prize at Cannes for The Celebration, director Thomas Vinterberg made a bit of a comeback with 2012’s The Hunt. For an encore, he turned in this solid (though relatively condensed) adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s 19th century novel about the independent-minded Bathsheba Everdeen’s (Carey Mulligan) complicated relationships with three very different suitors, played by Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Tom Sturridge. While many critics preferred director John Schlesinger's longer 1967 adaptation (with Julie Christie), they found much to admire in this well-executed drama.

poster 50 True Story Watch Trailer

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The first film from theater director Rupert Goold is based on a memoir by Michael Finkel, a New York Times reporter whose identity was stolen by accused killer Christian Longo. In his book, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa, Finkel recounts his bizarre relationship with Longo, which included teaching him how to write a book in exchange for Longo’s story. This film version casts Jonah Hill and James Franco in the roles of Finkel and Longo, with Felicity Jones, Ethan Suplee and Gretchen Mol filling out the main cast. Critics found Goold's debut to be rather lifeless, though some admired the performances.

More movie releases on August 4, 2015
57 Blu-ray and DVD Adult Beginners DRAMEDY | Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale Amazon
62 DVD Antarctic Edge: 70° South DOCUMENTARY Amazon
14 DVD Any Day DRAMA/THRILLER | Sean Bean, Eva Longoria Amazon
42 Blu-ray and DVD Barely Lethal ACTION/COMEDY | Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba Amazon
33 Blu-ray and DVD Blackbird DRAMA | Mo'Nique, Isaiah Washington Amazon
48 Blu-ray Blast from the Past (1999) COMEDY | Alicia Silverstone, Brendan Fraser Amazon
37 DVD Burying the Ex HORROR/COMEDY | Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene Amazon
  DVD Chocolate City DRAMA | Robert Ri'chard, Tyson Beckford Amazon
59 Blu-ray and DVD The Dead Lands ACTION Amazon
22 Blu-ray and DVD Do You Believe? DRAMA | Sean Astin, Mira Sorvino Amazon
46 DVD Every Secret Thing DRAMA | Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning Amazon
70 DVD Faults THRILLER/COMEDY | Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Leland Orser Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Freetown DRAMA/THRILLER Amazon
35 DVD Inner Demons HORROR Amazon
  Blu-ray Innerspace (1987) SCI-FI | Dennis Quaid, Martin Short Amazon
43 DVD Into the Grizzly Maze ACTION/HORROR/THRILLER | James Marsden, Thomas Jane Amazon
55 DVD Jackie & Ryan DRAMA | Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes Amazon
51 Blu-ray and DVD A Little Chaos DRAMA | Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alan Rickman Amazon
52 Blu-ray and DVD Madame Bovary DRAMA | Mia Wasikowska Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Night and the City (1950) Criterion Collection release Amazon
37 DVD Phantom Halo DRAMA/THRILLER | Rebecca Romijn Amazon
48 DVD Ride COMEDY | Helen Hunt, Luke Wilson Amazon
  DVD The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin DOCUMENTARY Amazon
64 Blu-ray and DVD The Salvation WESTERN | Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green Amazon
  DVD Sister Code DRAMA Amazon
54 Blu-ray and DVD Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead ACTION/HORROR Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
85 DVD The Affair Season 1 Amazon
  DVD America's Test Kitchen Season 15 Amazon
60 Blu-ray and DVD The Casual Vacancy Miniseries Amazon
  DVD The Comeback Complete series set Amazon
68 DVD How to Get Away with Murder Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Last Tango in Halifax Season 3 Amazon
  DVD The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Season 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Murdoch Mysteries Season 8 Amazon
70 Blu-ray and DVD Orphan Black Season 3 Amazon
  DVD Sgt. Bilko: The Phil Silvers Show Season 3 Amazon
78 Blu-ray and DVD Strike Back Season 3 Amazon
  DVD Wicked Tuna Season 4 Amazon

August 11

poster 31 Hot Pursuit Watch Trailer

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One of this summer's worst-reviewed films (our users were not too fond of it, either), this action comedy finds Reese Witherspoon starring as a cop who goes on the run in Texas with the widow of a drug boss (Sofia Vergara). Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses) directs.

More movie releases on August 11, 2015
  Blu-ray and DVD The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray Hellfighters (1968) ACTION/DRAMA | John Wayne Amazon
49 DVD Hunting Elephants COMEDY | Sasson Gabai, Patrick Stewart Amazon
  DVD i-Lived THRILLER Amazon
72 DVD I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD I Am Chris Farley DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray The January Man (1989) COMEDY/THRILLER | Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon Amazon
62 DVD Match DRAMEDY | Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino, Matthew Lillard Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Northmen - A Viking Saga ACTION-ADVENTURE Amazon
44 Blu-ray and DVD Police Story: Lockdown FOREIGN/ACTION/THRILLER | Jackie Chan Amazon
45 Blu-ray and DVD Preggoland DRAMA/COMEDY | Sonja Bennett, Danny Trejo, James Caan Amazon
50 DVD Soaked In Bleach DOCUMENTARY/MUSIC Amazon
59 Blu-ray and DVD Unfriended HORROR/THRILLER Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD 2 Broke Girls Season 4 Amazon
  DVD Animals Gone Wild Season 2 Amazon
49 Blu-ray and DVD Dig Season 1 Amazon
46 Blu-ray and DVD The Dovekeepers Miniseries Amazon
  DVD Hell on Wheels Season 4 Amazon
  DVD The Jeffersons Season 8 Amazon
71 Blu-ray and DVD Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Miniseries Amazon
  DVD Kendra on Top Season 3 Amazon
75 Blu-ray and DVD The Knick Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 16 Amazon
  DVD Maude Season 2 Amazon
  DVD MythBusters Collection 13 Amazon
  DVD Person of Interest Season 4 Amazon
  DVD Scandal Season 4 Amazon

August 18

poster 75 Lambert & Stamp Watch Trailer

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The only decent release in a very slow week, this documentary directed by first-timer James D. Cooper and edited by Christopher Tellefsen (Moneyball, The Drop) shines a light on Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, an unlikely pair who aspired to make an underground movie about the restless youth of the early 1960s. During their search for a subject, the pair discovered a band called the High Numbers. Instead of making a film, Lambert and Stamp decided to manage the group, which eventually became known as the Who. While Who fans might be disappointed to find far more about the titular duo than the band itself, critics found the documentary fascinating and entertaining.

More movie releases on August 18, 2015
52 DVD 5 to 7 DRAMA | Anton Yelchin, Bérénice Marlohe Amazon
34 DVD 10 Cent Pistol THRILLER | Jena Malone, Joe Mantegna Amazon
58 Blu-ray and DVD The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared FOREIGN Amazon
  DVD Catching Faith DRAMA | Lorena Segura York, Garrett Westton Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Day for Night (1973) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Dressed to Kill (1980) Criterion Collection release Amazon
46 Blu-ray Hackers (1995) THRILLER | Angelina Jolie, Jonny Lee Miller Amazon
30 Blu-ray and DVD Little Boy DRAMA | Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson Amazon
54 Blu-ray and DVD The Riot Club DRAMA | Directed by Lone Scherfig Amazon
42 Blu-ray and DVD Strangerland DRAMA/THRILLER | Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Vendetta ACTION/DRAMA | Dean Cain Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD Atlantis Season 2 Part 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Blacklist Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Grey's Anatomy Season 11 Amazon
  DVD The Jeff Foxworthy Show Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Mike & Molly Season 5 Amazon
  DVD NCIS Season 12 Amazon
  DVD NCIS: Los Angeles Season 6 Amazon
55 DVD NCIS: New Orleans Season 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Once Upon a Time Season 4 Amazon
  DVD The Rebel Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Rookie Blue Season 5 Vol. 1 Amazon
48 DVD The Royals Season 1 Amazon
55 DVD The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe Miniseries Amazon
  DVD Welcome Back, Kotter Season 4 Amazon

August 25

poster 40 Aloha Watch Trailer

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Last fall's Sony email hack revealed that some executives didn’t think much of Cameron Crowe’s first movie in four years (which follows a string of disappointments like Vanilla Sky, Elizabethtown and We Bought a Zoo). For once, the studio executives were right: Aloha turned out to be Crowe’s worst film to date. The dramedy stars Bradley Cooper as a military contractor who returns to Hawaii, where he reconnects with an ex (Rachel McAdams) and takes a liking to an Air Force liaison (Emma Stone, inexplicably cast as a Chinese-Hawaiian woman) assigned to watch his every move. The stellar supporting cast includes Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin, but there's little they can do to save a film critics called "cloying" and "amateurish."

poster 88 Citizenfour Watch Trailer

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One of 2014's best-reviewed documentaries, Laura Poitras' film explores government snooping in general, and the Edward Snowden affair in detail—with cameras on hand as the Snowden story unfolded, offering a uniquely intimate and thrilling look at history being made, according to reviewers.

poster 89 Two Days, One Night Watch Trailer

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The Dardenne brothers' latest critically acclaimed drama (following The Kid with a Bike) stars Marion Cotillard as Sandra, a woman recovering from depression and facing layoffs at her company. She has just one weekend to convince her co-workers to decline their bonuses so that she can keep her job. Though the French-language film was unable to secure an Oscar nomination in the foreign language category, Cotillard was nominated for her performance. This Criterion Collection release includes new interviews with the directors and stars, as well as a rare 40-minute 1979 documentary by the Dardennes.

poster 71 Welcome to New York Watch Trailer

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Director Abel Ferrara's latest is inspired by the case of former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest for the sexual assault of a hotel maid. Gérard Depardieu and Jacqueline Bisset star, and while reviews have been very positive, Ferrara pursued legal action against IFC for its edit of the film (which both shortens the running time and brings it down to an R rating) for its American theatrical release. Unfortunately, this American DVD/Blu-ray release does not include the original director's cut (though the latter is available in other countries).

More movie releases on August 25, 2015
  DVD 6 Ways to Die ACTION/THRILLER | Vinnie Jones, Vivica A. Fox, Tom Sizemore Amazon
39 DVD After The Ball COMEDY | Portia Doubleday, Chris Noth Amazon
71 DVD Animals DRAMA Amazon
  Blu-ray The Babysitter (1995) THRILLER | Alicia Silverstone Amazon
53 Blu-ray and DVD Big Game ACTION-ADVENTURE | Samuel L. Jackson Amazon
80 Blu-ray and DVD Iris DOCUMENTARY Amazon
64 DVD The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq FOREIGN/DRAMEDY Amazon
  Blu-ray The Last American Virgin (1982) COMEDY | Lawrence Monoson, Steve Antin, Joe Rubbo Amazon
  Blu-ray The Last Dragon (1985) ACTION/COMEDY | Taimak, Julius Carry, Vanity Amazon
45 Blu-ray and DVD Lila & Eve THRILLER | Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez Amazon
48 DVD October Gale DRAMA/THRILLER | Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman Amazon
  DVD The Pardon DRAMA | Jaime King, John Hawkes Amazon
  Blu-ray The Revengers (1972) WESTERN | William Holden, Ernest Borgnine Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Runner THRILLER | Nicolas Cage Amazon
39 Blu-ray and DVD Skin Trade ACTION/THRILLER | Dolph Lundgren, Tony Jaa Amazon
  Blu-ray Student Bodies (1981) HORROR/COMEDY Amazon
41 Blu-ray and DVD Where Hope Grows DRAMA | David DeSanctis, Kristoffer Polaha Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Criminal Minds Season 10 Amazon
  DVD Elementary Season 3 Amazon
89 DVD The Good Wife Season 6 Amazon
  DVD King of the Hill Season 11 Amazon
  DVD The Mindy Project Season 3 Amazon
84 DVD Portlandia Season 5 Amazon
  DVD Revenge Season 4 Amazon
80 Blu-ray and DVD The Walking Dead Season 5 Amazon

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Comments (1)

  • JoshFriesen  

    well that is a pretty barren looking month

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