DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: July 2015

  • Publish Date: July 4, 2015
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July 7

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

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In this tense and gripping thriller from early this year, Jack O’Connell (Starred Up, Unbroken) gives another strong performance as a British soldier who is abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Yann Demange’s well-reviewed feature directorial debut, written by Gregory Burke, follows his struggle to survive the night.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a desperate father who will stop at nothing to save his daughter (Abigail Breslin) after she is infected by a zombie virus in this low-budget thriller from another first-time director, Henry Hobson. Critics noted the film's small scale and grim tone, with some finding it a bit too ponderous to be entertaining.

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Set at the end of the 19th century, the film stars Kodi Smit-McPhee as Jay Cavendish, a 16-year-old boy on a journey across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves (Caren Pistorius). He's joined by a mysterious traveler (Michael Fassbender) while being pursued by an outlaw (Ben Mendelsohn). When it premiered at Sundance in January, writer-director John Maclean’s debut feature won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize.

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My Week with Marilyn director Simon Curtis returns with a true-story tale of an elderly Holocaust survivor (Helen Mirren) who spends a decade fighting to recover a Gustav Klimt painting stolen from her aunt by the Nazis. Reviewers were lukewarm about the feature, which also stars Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, and Tatiana Maslany.

More movie releases on July 7, 2015
55 Blu-ray and DVD 5 Flights Up DRAMA | Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Absolution ACTION/THRILLER | Steven Seagal Amazon
26 Blu-ray and DVD Alien Outpost ACTION/SCI-FI/THRILLER Amazon
  DVD Alone Yet Not Alone DRAMA Amazon
  Blu-ray The Crimson Cult (1968) HORROR | Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee Amazon
31 Blu-ray and DVD Dark Summer THRILLER | Keir Gilchrist Amazon
62 Blu-ray and DVD Deli Man DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray Deranged (1974) HORROR/THRILLER | Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson Amazon
41 DVD Echoes of War DRAMA/THRILLER | James Badge Dale Amazon
63 DVD Human Capital FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
20 Blu-ray Joe Dirt (2001) COMEDY | David Spade Amazon
30 Blu-ray and DVD Kill Me Three Times ACTION/THRILLER | Sullivan Stapleton, Simon Pegg Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Killers (1946/1964) Criterion Collection release (contains both films) Amazon
  DVD Laugh Killer Laugh DRAMA | William Forsythe, Tom Sizemore Amazon
19 Blu-ray and DVD The Lovers ACTION-ADVENTURE/SCI-FI | Josh Hartnett Amazon
70 Blu-ray and DVD Merchants of Doubt DOCUMENTARY Amazon
37 Blu-ray and DVD The Pact 2 HORROR/THRILLER | Caity Lotz Amazon
31 Blu-ray and DVD The Road Within DRAMA/COMEDY | Robert Sheehan, Robert Patrick, Zoe Kravitz Amazon
  Blu-ray Roller Boogie (1979) DRAMA | Linda Blair Amazon
  Blu-ray Spasmo (1974) HORROR/THRILLER | Robert Hoffmann Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe (1972) FOREIGN/COMEDY Amazon
47 DVD The Town That Dreaded Sundown HORROR/THRILLER | Addison Timlin Amazon
  Blu-ray Truck Turner (1974) ACTION | Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto Amazon
68 DVD Uncertain Terms DRAMA/COMEDY Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Archie Bunker's Place Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Barney Miller Season 8 Amazon
  DVD Bitten Season 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Brokenwood Mysteries Series 1 Amazon
  DVD First Peoples Miniseries Amazon
76 Blu-ray and DVD House of Cards Season 3 Amazon
65 DVD Playing House Season 1 Amazon
72 Blu-ray and DVD Poldark Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Witches of East End Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Season 2 Amazon

July 14

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This English-language drama from Olivier Assayas (Carlos, Summer Hours) stars Juliette Binoche as a legendary film actress who returns to the play that first made her famous, only to find her original role taken by a much younger actress (Chloe Grace Moretz). Co-star Kristen Stewart, who plays her assistant Val, became the first American actress to win a César (France’s equivalent of the the Oscars) thanks to a strong performance that also earned praise from American critics.

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The directorial debut for screenwriter (and frequent Danny Boyle collaborator) Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine) is an idea-heavy, sci-fi thriller about artificial intelligence. Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, and a much-praised Alicia Vikander—whose performance is the highlight of the film for many critics—star in a film that is almost play-like in its reliance on limited locations and characters. The movie also features original music by Portishead's Geoff Barrow and his frequent collaborator Ben Salisbury.

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Late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith is profiled in a new documentary from filmmaker Nickolas Rossi. The emphasis here is on Smith's music and the three cities where he lived and worked: Portland, New York City, and Los Angeles. This new home video release adds an hour of interviews to the version that screened in theaters earlier this year.

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One of the best-reviewed horror films to come along in years, this second film from The Myth of the American Sleepover director David Robert Mitchell stars Maika Monroe (The Guest) as Jay, who, after her first sexual encounter, learns that something will follow her until she’s killed or until she passes it on to someone else through sex. What it is, nobody knows, but Jay and her friends try to find a way to escape it.

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Thanks to FIFA and Tom Six, it's not the worst movie of 2015. But it's close. The second and hopefully final film in the Mall Blart duology finds Kevin James’ titular Blart heading to Vegas to attend a security guard convention with his college-bound daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez). There, he stumbles on a heist led by Neal McDonough’s Vincent. Critics described the second film as a "garbage burger" and a "lazy, witless, laugh-free experience," though not as much fun as that implies.

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It is, indeed, the second-best Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie. Apparently lacking a bit of the charm of the original is this still not unpleasant sequel from director John Madden that returns much of the first film's cast (sans Tom Wilkinson) and adds Richard Gere, David Strathairn, and Tamsin Greig.

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That extra subtitle is your first clue that this is not the same version of last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past that screened in theaters (and already came to DVD/Blu-ray). Instead, The Rogue Cut adds over 10 minutes to the original film's running time (as well as an extra 90 minutes of bonus features), including new scenes with Anna Paquin's Rogue as well as some extra scenes with stars Jennifer Lawrence and Nick Hoult. Comic Con audiences will get a chance to see the new version in its entirety prior to its home video release.

More movie releases on July 14, 2015
59 Blu-ray and DVD 24 Days FOREIGN/DRAMA/THRILLER Amazon
  Blu-ray The Andromeda Strain (1971) SCI-FI/THRILLER | Arthur Hill Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Black Stallion (1979) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray Blown Away (1994) ACTION/THRILLER | Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones Amazon
24 DVD Dawn Patrol DRAMA/THRILLER | Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson, Jeff Fahey Amazon
  Blu-ray The Eternal Sea (1955) ACTION-ADVENTURE | Sterling Hayden Amazon
30 DVD Freedom DRAMA | Cuba Gooding Jr., William Sadler Amazon
62 Blu-ray and DVD Goodbye to All That DRAMA/COMEDY | Paul Schneider, Amy Sedaris, Heather Graham,, Melanie Lynskey Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Here Is Your Life (1966)Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray Life Stinks (1991) COMEDY | Mel Brooks Amazon
33 Blu-ray and DVD The Longest Ride DRAMA | Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau DOC Amazon
  Blu-ray Real Men (1987) COMEDY | John Ritter, James Belushi Amazon
61 DVD Red Knot DRAMA | Billy Campbell, Vincent Kartheiser, Olivia Thirlby Amazon
  Blu-ray Rush (1991) THRILLER | Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh Amazon
83 Blu-ray The Salt of the Earth DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray Sneakers (1992) THRILLER | Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
74 DVD 112 Weddings TV movie Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Adventure Time Season 5 Amazon
  DVD Batman Season 2 Part 2 Amazon
  DVD Cedar Cove Season 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Crimson Field Miniseries Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Little House on the Prairie Season 6 (remastered) Amazon
  DVD The Magic School Bus Season 3 Amazon
51 Blu-ray and DVD Powers Season 1 Amazon
  DVD WKRP in Cincinnati Season 3 Amazon
  DVD Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Season 1 Amazon

July 21

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In a slow week for home video, the closest thing to a major release is Robert Duvall's first directorial effort since 2003's Assassination Tango. The drama stars Duvall as the patriarch of a Texas family that may be implicated in a 15-year-old murder. James Franco and Josh Hartnett also star in a film that critics found disjointed and half-baked.

More movie releases on July 21, 2015
48 Blu-ray Albino Alligator (1997) THRILLER | Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway Amazon
76 Blu-ray and DVD Jauja FOREIGN/DRAMA | Viggo Mortensen Amazon
67 Blu-ray and DVD Kung Fu Killer FOREIGN/ACTION/THRILLER | Donnie Yen Amazon
  Blu-ray My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) Criterion Collection release Amazon
49 DVD Set Fire To The Stars DRAMA | Elijah Wood Amazon
73 DVD Tangerines FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD Ancient Aliens Season 7 Vol. 1 Amazon
  DVD The Fire Next Time Miniseries Amazon
  DVD Ford: The Man and the Machine Miniseries Amazon
77 Blu-ray and DVD Looking Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Robot Chicken Season 7 Amazon
  DVD Seeds of Yesterday TV movie Amazon
  DVD Son of the Dragon Miniseries Amazon
55 DVD StarTalk With Neil Degrasse Tyson Season 1 Amazon
  DVD The Summit Miniseries Amazon

July 28

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This 3D computer-animated sci-fi comedy from DreamWorks Animation is based on Adam Rex’s novel The True Meaning of Smekday, which tells the story of Tip (Rihanna), a regular girl trying to avoid capture, and Oh (Jim Parsons), a banished member of the Boovs, an alien race taking over Earth. Also providing voices are Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin.

More movie releases on July 28, 2015
57 Blu-ray and DVD 3 Hearts FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
71 Blu-ray and DVD 52 Tuesdays DRAMA Amazon
52 DVD Comet DRAMA | Emmy Rossum, Justin Long Amazon
  DVD Glass Chin DRAMA/THRILLER | Corey Stoll, Billy Crudup Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Justice League: Gods and Monsters ANIMATION/ACTION | Direct-to-video release Amazon
  Blu-ray Miracle Mile (1988) THRILLER | Anthony Edwards Amazon
  Blu-ray Prime Cut (1972) ACTION | Lee Marvin, Sissy Spacek, Gene Hackman Amazon
  DVD Runoff DRAMA Amazon
80 Blu-ray and DVD White God FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Filthy Riches Season 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Helix Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Mystery Science Theater 3000 Vol. XXXIII Amazon

More on home video

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Comments (3)

  • Hautewerk  

    Are there any plans to fix the Blu-ray/DVD release schedule page so that it doesn't display old movies and push some films a couple weeks out?

  • JasonDietz  

    @Hautewerk: It was originally listed for that day, then it looked like it was delayed (stores started listing the date as tbd), and now it looks like it may be back on for 7/21 -- though I'm still not positive.

  • Hautewerk  

    Is "What We Do In The Shadows" confirmed to be released on July 21? Information everywhere conflicts.

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