DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: February 2017

  • Publish Date: February 3, 2017
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February 7

All movies are 2016/17 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVDDVD | Blu-rayBlu-ray | Blu-ray and DVD Both Blu-ray and DVD

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Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson compiles leftover footage from other films she has shot during her 25-year career into an unconventional meditation on her life and the nature of her work, resulting in one of 2016's best-reviewed documentaries. This Criterion Collection release adds a making-of documentary, a discussion, and more bonus features.

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Rosemary Myers’ lauded directorial debut is a coming-of-age story that follows Greta Driscoll (Bethany Whitmore) as her surprise 15th birthday party has an adverse effect on her life. Set in 1970s Australia, the film combines fantasy and musical elements to breathe cinematic life into what began in 2014 as a play written by Matthew Whittet.

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Writer-director Jeff Nichols’ second film of 2016 (following the sci-fi family drama Midnight Special) is based on the true story of Virginia couple Richard and Mildred Loving. As played by Joel Edgerton and an Oscar-nominated Ruth Negga, the pair married in Washington D.C. in 1958 but, upon returning to their home in Virginia, were jailed for violating that state’s prohibition against interracial marriage. Over the next nine years the Lovings fought for their marriage, taking their case all the way to the Supreme Court.

More movie releases on February 7, 2016
Blu-ray and DVD The 9th Life Of Louis Drax MYSTERY/THRILLER | Aaron Paul, Aiden Longworth Amazon
DVD Abattoir HORROR/THRILLER | Lin Shaye Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Almost Christmas DRAMA/COMEDY | Danny Glover, Omar Epps, Gabrielle Union Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD American Pastoral DRAMA | Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Antibirth HORROR | Chloë Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne Amazon
DVD Blackway THRILLER | Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles Amazon
DVD The Bronx Bull DRAMA/SPORTS | Paul Sorvino Amazon
DVD Burn Country DRAMA/THRILLER | James Franco, Melissa Leo Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Come What May FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Desierto ACTION/THRILLER | Gael García Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan Amazon
Blu-ray Dirty Dancing (1987) 30th anniversary edition Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Eagle Huntress DOCUMENTARY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Frank & Lola DRAMA/THRILLER | Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Justice League Dark ANIMATION (straight-to-video release) Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Life on the Line ACTION/DRAMA | John Travolta, Kate Bosworth Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Little Sister DRAMA/COMEDY | Addison Timlin, Ally Sheedy Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Nerdland ANIMATION/COMEDY | Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt Amazon
  Blu-ray No Highway in the Sky (1951) DRAMA/THRILLER | James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich Amazon
  Blu-ray Prince of Foxes (1949) ACTION-ADVENTURE | Tyrone Power, Orson Welles Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Take ACTION/THRILLER | Idris Elba Amazon
DVD The Tenth Man FOREIGN/DRAMA/COMEDY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Trolls ANIMATION/FAMILY | Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake Amazon
DVD Two Lovers and a Bear DRAMA | Tatiana Maslany, Dane DeHaan Amazon
  Blu-ray What a Way to Go (1964) COMEDY | Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman Amazon
DVD What Happened Last Night COMEDY | Amber Rose Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Dynasty SEASON 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series SEASON 3 Amazon
DVD Graves SEASON 1 Amazon
DVD Killing Reagan TV MOVIE Amazon
  DVD Last Tango in Halifax SEASON 4 Amazon
  DVD Moveable Feast SEASON 4 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Penny Dreadful COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Quantum Leap COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD Shaun the Sheep SEASONS 3-4 Amazon
  DVD The Twilight Zone [1985] COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Vice Principals SEASON 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Wolf's Rain COMPLETE SERIES Amazon

February 14

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Director Denis Villeneuve’s success with this sci-fi story about a language expert (Amy Adams) brought in to work with a theoretical physicist (Jeremy Renner) to communicate with a visiting alien species bodes well for those looking forward to the director’s Blade Runner sequel. Based on Story of Your Life, a short story by Ted Chiang, the film has connected with critics on both an artistic and emotional level, and it collected eight Oscar nominations, including one for best picture.

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Thought at one time to be a potential best picture contender, director Ang Lee's adaptation of Ben Fountain's novel about a young war hero (newcomer Joe Alwyn) flashing back to his tour of duty in Iraq while being honored at an NFL game turned out to be a commercial and artistic flop. Lee's decision to film the drama in 3D 4K resolution at an unheard-of 120-per-second frame rate was part of the problem (critics and audiences found the visuals hugely distracting), though it could work better on the small screen.

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Proof that even indie movies apparently come in pairs, this is one of two 2016 films to examine the story of Christine Chubbuck, a Florida news reporter who took her own life during a live television broadcast in 1974. While Kate Plays Christine (also on home video this month) is an unconventional documentary, Christine offers a dramatized look at Chubbuck's life. Antonio Campos (Simon Killer) directs a cast led by Rebecca Hall (in a widely praised performance) and Michael C. Hall.

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Writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig’s well-reviewed debut feature centers on a high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) whose life is thrown into chaos when her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) starts dating her older brother Darian (Blake Jenner). Woody Harrelson plays Nadine’s teacher/reluctant counselor, and Kyra Sedgwick is her mother. A glimmer of hope in Nadine’s messy life is provided by the possibility of a friendship with a boy played by Hayden Szeto.

More movie releases on February 14, 2016
Blu-ray and DVD Bleed for This DRAMA/SPORTS | Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart Amazon
DVD Blood Brothers HORROR/THRILLER Amazon
DVD The Crash THRILLER | Minnie Driver, Maggie Q Amazon
DVD Five Nights in Maine DRAMA | David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest, Rosie Perez Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Golden Kingdom FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD King Cobra DRAMA | James Franco, Christian Slater, Molly Ringwald Amazon
DVD London Town DRAMA/MUSICAL | Jonathan Rhys Meyers Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD National Bird DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray One Million Years B.C. (1966) ACTION-ADVENTURE | Raquel Welch, John Richardson Amazon
DVD Tharlo FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978) Criterion Collection release Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Witness DOCUMENTARY Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Beavis & Butt-Head COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
DVD Hap and Leonard SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD Kojak SEASON 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Mercy Street SEASON 2 Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Quarry SEASON 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray Star Trek: Enterprise COMPLETE SERIES Amazon

February 21

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Mel Gibson’s first directorial effort since 2006’s Apocalypto is based on the true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), who saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun at the bloody WWII battle of Okinawa. As an army medic, Doss became the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The controversial director’s obsessions—faith, violence, courage—are in abundance in this typically gory work, which picked up six Academy Award nominations including best picture.

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Just the third film in 16 years for writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me, Margaret), Manchester by the Sea is one of 2016's best-reviewed films and the recipient of six Academy Award nominations including best picture. This tale of grief follows Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck, the favorite to win the best actor Oscar) as he returns to his hometown following the death of his brother (Kyle Chandler) and finds himself appointed the legal guardian of his nephew (the Oscar-nominated Lucas Hedges). The strong supporting cast includes Michelle Williams (another Oscar nominee), Matthew Broderick, Gretchen Mol, Tate Donovan and Kara Hayward.

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Writer-director-fashion mogul Tom Ford (A Single Man) won the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize at last year's Venice Film Festival for his first film in seven years, an adaptation of Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan that intertwines two separate narrative strands. In one, Susan Morrow (Amy Adams), a Los Angeles art dealer, receives a novel written by her ex-husband (Jake Gyllenhaal) titled Nocturnal Animals. As she reads the novel, Ford dramatizes the action, a violent tale of revenge about a husband and father (also Gyllenhaal) whose wife (Isla Fisher) and daughter (Ellie Bamber) are kidnapped as the family drives across West Texas. As these stories play out, Ford also utilizes flashbacks to reveal Susan and Tony’s past romance. The film was shut out of the best picture race, though co-star Michael Shannon was nominated for an Oscar.

More movie releases on February 21, 2016
Blu-ray and DVD Bad Santa 2 COMEDY | Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates Amazon
DVD Blood on the Mountain DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray Deluge (1933) ACTION-ADVENTURE | Peggy Shannon, Lois Wilson Amazon
DVD Homeland: Iraq Year Zero FOREIGN/DOCUMENTARY Amazon
DVD Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Mildred Pierce (1945) Criterion Collection release Amazon
DVD Sophie and the Rising Sun DRAMA | Julianne Nicholson, Margo Martindale Amazon
DVD Speed Sisters DOCUMENTARY Amazon
Blu-ray Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) Criterion Collection release Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio TV SPECIAL Amazon
DVD Grace and Frankie SEASON 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Level SERIES 1 Amazon
  DVD Lou Grant SEASON 4 Amazon
  DVD Nashville SEASON 4 Amazon

February 28

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With Flight and The Walk, director Robert Zemeckis made a solid return to live-action filmmaking. But last year's WWII espionage thriller Allied failed to continue his winning ways with critics. Reportedly based on a true story, the script by Steven Knight (Locke) follows intelligence officer Max Vatan on a deadly mission behind enemy lines, where he meets French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard). Following their first encounter, they reunite in London, where their happy relationship is threatened when he begins to suspect she is a spy. Jared Harris, Matthew Goode, August Diehl, and Lizzy Caplan round out the cast.

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The most recent Marvel film is one of the highest-scoring entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. Directed by Scott Derrickson (Deliver Us from Evil), the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a surgeon who, after damaging his hands in a car accident, seeks a cure in Kathmandu and finds the Ancient One, a master of mysticism played by Tilda Swinton. After facing early controversy over its casting, this 14th official Marvel Universe film earned praise for its visual audacity but not its too-familiar origin story.

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In Actress director Robert Greene’s performance-based, non-fiction film, the “Kate” of the title is actress Kate Lyn Sheil and the “Christine” is Christine Chubbuck, a news anchor who committed suicide on air in 1974. (See Christine, above, for another movie that recounts the same story.) As in his previous film, Greene, who won a Special Jury Award for writing at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, explores the meaning and impact of reality, performance, artifice, and perspective as Kate researches Christine’s life in order to portray her in a film.

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The murder of five women seems an unlikely subject for a musical, but London Road was a hit when it premiered on stage at the National Theatre in 2011. Theater director Rufus Norris then filmed the same story with a script by original author Alecky Blythe. The film uses Ipswich residents’ own words to document the 2006 events when a community came together after a local was charged with murder.

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The best-reviewed film of 2016, writer-director Barry Jenkins’ first feature since 2008’s Medicine for Melancholy is a three-part story examining the childhood, adolescence and adulthood of a gay black man growing up in Miami’s inner city. Based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue and with a cast that includes Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, and Jharrel Jerome, Moonlight is up for eight Oscars, including best picture.

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Warren Beatty’s first film as writer-director since 1998’s Bulworth (and possibly final appearance as an actor) is a period rom-com that finds Beatty playing Howard Hughes. The "rom" part of the equation centers on Lily Collins, playing contract actress Marla Mabrey, and Alden Ehrenreich, as Howard Hughes’ driver Frank Forbes. Coming between the pair is Beatty’s slightly off-his-rocker Hughes. The strong supporting cast includes Haley Bennett, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Matthew Broderick, Martin Sheen, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt, Candice Bergen, and Steve Coogan. Some reviewers found it intermittently charming, but others found it too disjointed to be enjoyable.

More movie releases on February 28, 2016
Blu-ray and DVD All We Had DRAMA | Katie Holmes Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Before Sunrise / Before Sunset / Before Midnight Criterion Collection set Amazon
DVD Contract to Kill ACTION | Steven Seagal Amazon
  Blu-ray Framed (1975) ACTION/THRILLER | Joe Don Baker Amazon
  Blu-ray The Gate (1987) HORROR/FANTASY | Stephen Dorff Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Officer Downe ACTION/SCI-FI/COMEDY | Kim Coates, Tyler Ross Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Shut In THRILLER | Naomi Watts, Oliver Platt, Jacob Tremblay Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD We Are The Flesh FOREIGN/HORROR/FANTASY Amazon
DVD Wheeler DRAMA | Stephen Dorff Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
DVD Fuller House SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD A Place to Call Home SEASON 4 Amazon

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Comments (1)

  • pastor43  

    Good to see the DVD/Blu-Ray Calendar back, it was missed. Thanks. Great site, keep up the great work.

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