DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: August 2018

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August 7

All movies are 2017/18 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVDDVD | Blu-rayBlu-ray | Blu-ray and DVD Both Blu-ray and DVD

poster Life of the Party Trailers

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The latest comedy from the husband-and-wife team of Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy is a gender-reversed update of Back to School starring McCarthy as a newly single housewife who returns to college--the same one that her daughter is attending. Maya Rudolph and Gillian Jacobs also star. Critics found a few laughs, but little more.

poster On Chesil Beach Trailers

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Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle star in this adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel about the excruciatingly awkward wedding night of two virgin newlyweds. Despite a screenplay by McEwan and strong direction by Dominic Cooke, making his directing debut after decades in the theater, the film divided critics.

poster Revenge Metacritic Must-See Trailers

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Writer-director Coralie Fargeat’s debut feature earned excellent reviews as it made its way around the festival over the past year, finally reaching theaters a few months ago. Matilda Lutz stars in this thriller about a woman who seeks revenge on her rich boyfriend and his sleazy friends. This is not viewing for the faint of heart. While highly stylized, the action intensifies to a brutal and bloody finale.

poster The Rider Metacritic Must-See Trailers

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This year's best-reviewed movie to date is Chinese-American filmmaker Chloé Zhao’s follow-up to Songs My Brothers Taught Me. The drama, which won the top award at the 2017 Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, follows a young cowboy (Brady Jandreau) on the Pine Ridge Reservation as he struggles to come to terms with not being able to ride after a horse crushes his skull. Based on events from Jandreau’s life and also starring his father and sister as versions of themselves, the film, like Zhao’s first feature, is an immersive look at life in this Sioux community.

poster Zama Metacritic Must-See Trailers

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Writer-director Lucrecia Martel’s latest film comes nine years after her much-praised The Headless Woman. An adaptation of Antonio Di Benedetto’s 1956 novel about Don Diego de Zama, a clerk for the Spanish empire whose main desire is to be transferred from his outpost in what is now Paraguay, this “beautiful, hypnotic, mysterious and elliptical” film “becomes a lacerating, often surprisingly comic evisceration of colonialism and patriarchy,” according to New York Times critic Manohla Dargis.

More movie releases on August 7, 2018
Blu-ray and DVD 2036 Origin Unknown SCI-FI | Katee Sackhoff Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Aardvark DRAMA | Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD All Summers End DRAMA | Tye Sheridan, Kaitlyn Dever Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Breaking In DRAMA/THRILLER | Gabrielle Union Amazon
  Blu-ray The Day After (1983) DRAMA (MADE-FOR-TELEVISION) | Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Death of Superman ANIMATION/ACTION | Jerry O'Connell, Nathan Fillion, Rosario Dawson Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Discreet DRAMA/THRILLER Amazon
DVD The Keeping Hours DRAMA/THRILLER/HORROR | Lee Pace, Carrie Coon Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Lowlife HORROR/THRILLER/COMEDY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Marrowbone DRAMA/THRILLER/HORROR | George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy Amazon
DVD Measure of a Man DRAMA/COMEDY | Blake Cooper, Donald Sutherland, Luke Wilson Amazon
DVD The Music of Silence DRAMA | Toby Sebastian Amazon
  Blu-ray Never So Few (1959) DRAMA | Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Steve McQueen Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Pickings THRILLER Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Pyewacket HORROR/THRILLER Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Wildling HORROR | Bel Powley, Liv Tyler, Brad Dourif Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
DVD Get Shorty SEASON 1 Amazon
DVD The Good Doctor SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Beach House TV MOVIE Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Happy Endings COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Kingdoms of the Sky MINISERIES Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans SEASON 2 Amazon
  DVD Moonlight in Vermont TV MOVIE Amazon
  DVD No Offence SERIES 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Riverdale SEASON 2 Amazon
  DVD Six SEASON 2 Amazon

August 14

poster Avengers: Infinity War Trailers

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In the second of three Marvel releases in 2018, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes finally come face to face with Thanos (a CGI Josh Brolin). He wants to acquire all six infinity stones; they want to stop him. Following a pair of Avengers films directed by Joss Whedon (2012‘s The Avengers and 2015‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron), Infinity War marks the first of two that will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War), with their follow-up due next May.

More movie releases on August 14, 2018
Blu-ray and DVD Bad Samaritan HORROR/THRILLER | David Tennant, Robert Sheehan Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) Criterion Collection release Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Billy Boy DRAMA/THRILLER | Blake Jenner, Melissa Benoist Amazon
DVD The Escape DRAMA | Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Furlough COMEDY | Whoopi Goldberg, Tessa Thompson, Melissa Leo Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Higher Power ACTION/SCI-FI/THRILLER | Ron Eldard, Colm Feore Amazon
  Blu-ray Home From the Hill (1960) DRAMA | Robert Mitchum Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The House Of Tomorrow DRAMA/COMEDY | Ellen Burstyn, Asa Butterfield Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD How to Talk to Girls at Parties COMEDY/SCI-FI | Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp Amazon
  Blu-ray The Lonely Guy (1984) ROM-COM | Steve Martin, Charles Grodin Amazon
  Blu-ray The Pirates of Penzance (1983) MUSICAL | Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Shock and Awe DRAMA | Woody Harrelson, Rob Reiner, James Marsden Amazon
  Blu-ray Smashing Time (1967) COMEDY | Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Snapshots DRAMA | Piper Laurie, Brooke Adams Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Who We Are Now DRAMA | Julianne Nicholson, Emma Roberts, Zachary Quinto Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Yellow Birds DRAMA | Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan, Jennifer Aniston Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD 10 That Changed America SEASON 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray 12 Monkeys SEASON 3 Amazon
  Blu-ray 12 Monkeys SEASON 4 Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD A.P. Bio SEASON 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Arrow SEASON 6 Amazon
  Blu-ray Assassination Classroom SEASON 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Blacklist SEASON 5 Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Here and Now SEASON 1 Amazon
DVD Mr. Mercedes SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD NCIS: New Orleans SEASON 4 Amazon
  DVD Steven Universe: The Heart of the Crystal Gems MINISERIES Amazon

August 21

poster Deadpool 2 Trailers

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The inevitable sequel to Tim Miller's hit 2016 X-Men spinoff starring Ryan Reynolds as the wisecracking "merc with a mouth" returns much of the cast but finds Atomic Blonde's David Leitch taking over as director. Joining the fun are Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, and Terry Crews. Deadpool 2 actually scored a point higher than the first film, though it performed slightly worse at the box office.

poster First Reformed Metacritic Must-See Trailers

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The latest from writer-director Paul Schrader (Affliction, American Gigolo) stars Ethan Hawke as Reverend Ernst Toller, a tortured ex-military priest struggling with a dwindling congregation and guilt over the death of his son in the Iraq War. When a pregnant parishioner played by Amanda Seyfried requests that he counsel her husband, Reverend Toller must confront his past and humanity’s future. It's a huge improvement over Schrader’s previous directorial efforts, Dog Eat Dog and The Canyons.

More movie releases on August 21, 2018
Blu-ray and DVD Action Point COMEDY | Johnny Knoxville Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Bleeding Steel ACTION/THRILLER | Jackie Chan Amazon
  Blu-ray Deep Rising (1998) HORROR | Treat Williams Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness DRAMA | David A.R. White Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Heaven Can Wait (1943) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray The Last Hunt (1956) WESTERN | Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Show Dogs FAMILY/COMEDY/ADVENTURE | Will Arnett, Ludacris Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Smithereens (1982) Criterion Collection release Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD Ash vs. Evil Dead SEASON 3 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Blindspot SEASON 3 Amazon
  DVD Blue Bloods SEASON 8 Amazon
  DVD The Coroner SEASON 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Gamers! COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Gotham SEASON 4 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Masters of Sex COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Terror SEASON 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Walking Dead SEASON 8 Amazon

August 28

poster American Animals Trailers

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Bart Layton’s debut narrative feature dramatizes the “Transy Book Heist” of 2004, when four Kentucky college students attempted to steal millions of dollars in rare books. Retaining some of the documentary flourishes from his award-winning The Imposter, Layton casts Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, and Jared Abrahamson to play the college kids, but he also has their real-life, current-day counterparts appear with them and comment on their actions.

poster Book Club Trailers

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A fairly successful bit of summer counter-programming aimed at an audience old enough to remember books, this comedy stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen as lifelong friends whose lives change after reading 50 Shades of Grey. It's the directorial debut for writer/producer Bill Holderman (A Walk in the Woods).

poster RBG Trailers

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The title stands for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female U.S. Supreme Court Justice (of a total of four to date), following Sandra Day O’Connor and preceding Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, the film chronicles Ginsburg’s journey from young litigator to 85-year-old Supreme Court veteran. The film earned good reviews when it premiered at Sundance early this year, and performed well during its theatrical run, becoming distributor Magnolia's highest-grossing film to date.

poster Western Trailers

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Written and directed by Valeska Grisebach (Longing), this modern western pits German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in rural Bulgaria against the local villagers. Using non-professional actors, Grisebach slowly builds the tension between the groups as newly arrived worker Meinhard mixes with the local population. It’s a novel examination of masculinity and xenophobia in contemporary Eastern Europe.

More movie releases on August 28, 2018
  Blu-ray and DVD Memories of Underdevelopment (1968) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray Merrily We Live (1938) ROM-COM | Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne Amazon
  Blu-ray The Naked and the Dead (1958) DRAMA | Cliff Robertson Amazon
Blu-ray Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) DRAMA | Jeff Bridges Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Upgrade SCI-FI/THRILLER/ACTION/COMEDY | Logan Marshall Green Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Woman Walks Ahead DRAMA | Jessica Chastain, Sam Rockwell Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Brooklyn Nine-Nine SEASON 5 Amazon
  DVD Chicago Fire SEASON 6 Amazon
  DVD Chicago Med SEASON 3 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Code Geass COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD Criminal Minds SEASON 13 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Flash SEASON 4 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Knight's & Magic COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Lucifer SEASON 3 Amazon
  DVD NCIS: Los Angeles SEASON 9 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Once Upon a Time SEASON 7 Amazon
DVD Paterno TV MOVIE Amazon
  DVD Scandal SEASONS 6 & 7 Amazon
DVD S.W.A.T. SEASON 1 (2017 SERIES) Amazon

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