DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: July 2019

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July 2

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poster Okko's Inn Trailers

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GKIDS' latest Japanese anime import comes from Studio Ghibli veteran Kitaro Kosaka, who now works at another famed animation studio, Madhouse. Okko's Inn is based on a series of Japanese children's novels (previously adapted into a TV series) and centers on an orphaned girl who moves into her grandmother's rural inn, which she quickly discovers is inhabited by friendly ghosts who help her learn how to become a welcoming host. The home video release contains both the original Japanese version (with subtitles) as well as the new English-language dub released in theaters in April.

More movie releases on July 2, 2019
Blu-ray and DVD An Acceptable Loss DRAMA/THRILLER | Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis Prime Video
DVD All Creatures Here Below DRAMA | Karen Gillan, David Dastmalchian Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Best of Enemies DRAMA | Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Bob le flambeur (1956) FOREIGN/DRAMA Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Combat Obscura DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Dead Trigger ACTION/HORROR | Dolph Lundgren Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Escape Plan 3 ACTION (DIRECT-TO-VIDEO) | Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista Prime Video
  Blu-ray FM (1978) COMEDY | Michael Brandon, Eileen Brennan Prime Video
DVD The Heiresses FOREIGN/DRAMA | Ana Brun Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Le Doulos [The Finger Man] (1963) FOREIGN/DRAMA (newly restored) Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Le Professionnel (1981) FOREIGN/ACTION Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Leon Morin, Priest (1961) FOREIGN/DRAMA Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Mia and the White Lion FAMILYADVENTURE | Melanie Laurent Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Public DRAMA | Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The River and the Wall DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Storm Boy FAMILY/ADVENTURE | Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Styx DRAMA | Susanne Wolff Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD A Violent Separation THRILLER | Brenton Thwaites, Ben Robson, Alycia Debnam-Carey Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD We Have Always Lived in the Castle DRAMA/THRILLER | Alexandra Daddario Prime Video
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  Blu-ray and DVD Black Clover SEASON 1 PART 5 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Dragon Ball Super PART 8 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD JoJo's Bizarre Adventure SET 4 Prime Video
  Blu-ray Mobile Suit Gundan The Origin CHRONICLE OF THE LOUM BATTLEFIELD COLL. Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD RWBY VOL. 6 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Steins;Gate 0 PART 1 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Steins;Gate 0 PART 2 Prime Video
  DVD A Summer to Remember TV MOVIE Prime Video

July 9

poster 3 Faces Trailers

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Since being banned from filmmaking in 2010 and barred from leaving Iran, Jafar Panahi has produced three highly regarded works—This Is Not a Film, Closed Curtain, and Taxi. In his fourth film under his 20-year ban, Panahi, playing a version of himself, is joined by actress Behnaz Jafari as they travel to a mountain village to solve the mystery of a video Jafari received from a troubled young girl. In his review from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (where the film won Best Screenplay), Justin Chang of the L.A. Times found “its insights casually profound.”

poster High Life Trailers

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Noted French director Claire Denis has dabbled in genre before (such as with the divisive 2001 horror title Trouble Every Day), but High Life is her first science fiction film—and her first English-language feature. As an example of the former, it's also rather unusual: Rarely are sci-fi films this meditative, amorphous, sorrowful, and sexually graphic. (As you may have heard, there's a portion of the spaceship named "The Fuckbox.") The recipient of very good reviews at TIFF last fall, High Life stars Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth, and André Benjamin (aka Andre 3000) as death-row convicts enlisted for a mission into deep space—allegedly to investigate using a black hole as an energy source, but in fact a mission to conduct sexual and other horrific experiments on the passengers, who quickly discover that they are also on a one-way voyage. Don't expect a clear, linear narrative, but do expect a "visceral" and "difficult" experience that ranks among the filmmaker's best work—accompanied, once again, by another new Tindersticks score.

poster Pet Sematary Trailers

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Mary Lambert's 1989 adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Sematary—perhaps the writer's scariest novel—has a few fans, but not many of them are film critics: The film received mostly poor reviews upon its original release (despite a screenplay by King himself). So it's no surprise that the material is received a do-over, but it is slightly shocking that the remake is so decent, even if the original glowing reviews out of its SXSW premiere didn't quite hold up upon its general release. The new film comes from the directing team of Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch (Starry Eyes) and stars Jason Clarke as Louis Creed, a doctor who moves his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine. In the woods near the family home, Louis discovers a mysterious burial ground, and when tragedy leads to horror, he turns to his neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), for an explanation. Some changes were made to King's story, so even longtime fans won't know exactly how this turns out.

More movie releases on July 9, 2019
Blu-ray and DVD After DRAMA | Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD The BRD Trilogy (1979-1981) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
  Blu-ray Bronco Billy (1980) WESTERN | Clint Eastwood Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Champagne Murders (1967) FOREIGN/THRILLER Prime Video
DVD Clara SCI-FI | Patrick J. Adams, Troian Bellisario Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Europa Europa (1990) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Little COMEDY | Regina Hall, Issa Rae Prime Video
Blu-ray The Loveless (1981) DRAMA | Willem Dafoe Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Most Dangerous Year DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
  Blu-ray Picasso Trigger (1988) ACTION-ADVENTURE | Steve Bond Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Professor DRAMA/COMEDY | Johnny Depp Prime Video
DVD Tell It to the Bees DRAMA | Anna Paquin, Gregor Selkirk Prime Video
  Blu-ray This Island Earth (1955) SCI-FI | Jeff Morrow Prime Video
  Blu-ray Thunder Bay (1953) ADVENTURE | James Stewart Prime Video
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World SEASON 1 Prime Video
  DVD Broad City SEASON 5 Prime Video
  DVD Broad City COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  DVD Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER SEASON 7 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Endeavour SEASON 6 Prime Video
  DVD Forever Knight COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Gotham SEASON 5 Prime Video
  Blu-ray Island COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD The Magicians SEASON 4 Prime Video
  DVD Savage Kingdom SEASON 3 Prime Video

July 16

poster Ash Is Purest White Metacritic Must-See Trailers

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Writer-director Jia Zhangke (Mountains May Depart, A Touch of Sin) continues his examination of 21st century China with this epic tale of love between a gangster (Liao Fan of Black Coal, Thin Ice) and his girl (Jia’s wife and muse Zhao Tao), who comes looking for him after spending five years in prison for protecting him. It’s another stunning performance by one of China’s best actresses.

poster Dogman Trailers

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Italian director Matteo Garrone (Tale of Tales) returns to the mob world of his international breakout, the Grand Prix-winning Gomorrah, with this tale of a dog groomer entwined in a dangerous relationship with a violent, former boxer. The cast is led by Marcello Fonte, whose performance earned him an award at Cannes last year. Inspired by a true story, Dogman as a whole also picked up solid reviews at the festival, though critics were divided on the director's stylistic choices. Some reviewers found the film violent but "thrilling" and "beautifully shot," while others found that the film lacked both subtlety and "emotional reality."

poster Fast Color Trailers

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Like her first feature, Miss Stevens, Julia Hart’s latest was co-written with her husband, producer Jordan Horowitz. Otherwise, it’s quite different. Set in a drought-ridden world and focusing on a family of black women with special abilities, the film follows Ruth (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), her mother (Lorraine Toussaint), and her daughter. According to Indiewire’s Eric Kohn, this superhero movie “has a solemn, hypnotic quality, hovering between the profound ramifications of its intimate story and the hints of an otherworldly drama.” But Variety's Amy Nicholson warns that Color never quite solidifies into an effective film.

poster Little Woods Trailers

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Set in fracking country in North Dakota, Nia DaCosta's debut film is a modern-day, female-led western centering on two estranged sisters who reunite when their mother dies. One (Lily James) is dealing with an unexpected pregnancy, and the other (Tessa Thompson) is on the verge of leaving their small town and going legit after paying the bills by running prescription drugs over the Canadian border. But with the mortgage on their mother's house due, she faces a choice between family and escape. Little Woods received good reviews at its Tribeca debut a year ago—with critics especially praising both leads—and it finally reached theaters this spring.

poster Relaxer Trailers

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The latest from Joel Potrykus (Buzzard, The Alchemist Cookbook) takes place in a single living room, where Abbie (Joshua Burge) attempts the latest challenge from his older brother: stay on the couch until he gets past level 256 on Pac-Man, breaking Billy Mitchell’s record. Like Potrykus’ previous films, it’s challenging and funny. In his review for Indiewire, Eric Kohn writes, “It’s a grotesque downward spiral, both hilarious and mesmerizing, but above all elevated by its insights into the depraved final gasp of the analog age.”

poster Shazam! Trailers

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Before its release, this spring superhero feature seemed to have several factors working against it. One is that it's a movie titled Shaza[a]m, while by now most of us know that no such thing exists. Secondly, it's a film in the DC Extended Universe, and unless those are titled Wonder Woman, they aren't all that good. But Shazam! pulled off a bit of a magic trick, making enough of an impression with critics and moviegoers to trigger production of a sequel. The lighthearted film follows Billy Batson (Asher Angel) as he’s granted superpowers by an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou) and with one word—Shazam!—can turn himself into an adult superhero (a perfectly cast Zachary Levi). Aided by his friend Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer), Billy must learn about his powers and face off against Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).

More movie releases on July 16, 2019
Blu-ray and DVD Abduction ACTION/SCI-FI | Scott Adkins Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD The Baker's Wife (1938) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Breakthrough DRAMA | Chrissy Metz, Topher Grace Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Chill Factor (1993) HORROR | Dawn Laurrie Prime Video
DVD Family COMEDY | Taylor Schilling Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Grace Quigley (1985) COMEDY | Katharine Hepburn, Nick Nolte Prime Video
DVD Head Count HORROR/THRILLER Prime Video
  Blu-ray Hold Back the Dawn (1941) DRAMA | Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Klute (1971) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Leopard Man (1943) HORROR | Dennis O'Keefe Prime Video
DVD Notes on an Appearance DRAMA/THRILLER Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Teen Spirit DRAMA | Elle Fanning Prime Video
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD Boruto: Naruto Next Generations SET 2 Prime Video
  DVD Criminal Minds SEASON 14 Prime Video
  DVD The Crossword Mysteries: A Puzzle to Die For TV MOVIE Prime Video
  Blu-ray From the Earth to the Moon MINISERIES (new HD remaster) Prime Video
  Blu-ray Fuuka COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  DVD Garfield and Friends SEASON 1 Prime Video
  DVD Luther COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Space: 1999 COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  DVD StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson SEASON 5 Prime Video
  DVD Superstructures: Engineering Marvels MINISERIES Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Titans SEASON 1 Prime Video

July 23

poster Alita: Battle Angel Trailers

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After almost a decade in development, James Cameron’s adaptation of the popular Battle Angel Alita manga series was finally handed off to Robert Rodriguez (Machete) to direct. (Cameron’s a little busy with his Avatar sequels.) Set far in the future, the story centers on Alita (Rosa Salazar), a cyborg found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Dr. Ido (Christoph Waltz). With no memory or recognition of the world, Alita must learn to navigate the dangerous Iron City, find the truth behind her origin, and discover her unique fighting skills. It’s another jump into the future of visual effects from a director who brought a unique look to the adaptation of Sin City more than a decade ago, though critics found the snazzy visuals weren't enough to overcome a deeply flawed screenplay.

poster Hail Satan? Trailers

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The latest acclaimed documentary from Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon) examines the five-year rise of the Satanic Temple activist group. The film certainly has fun with the subject matter, as will viewers, according to critics, who enjoyed the film at its Sundance premiere early this year. But Lane—like the subjects of her documentary, who aren't actually devil worshippers—also highlights very serious issues relating to religious liberty and political hypocrisy in present-day America.

poster Hellboy Trailers

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After two successful feature films directed by Guillermo del Toro (2004's Hellboy and its 2008 sequel The Golden Army), Mike Mignola's comic book superhero returned to the big screen in April. But this Hellboy (despite initial plans) was not another sequel; instead, it's a reboot, made without the involvement of del Toro or original star Ron Perlman (who has been replaced by Stranger Things' David Harbour), though Mignola claimed that the new film is more faithful to his original comics. The Descent director Neil Marshall takes over behind the camera, and his film is one of 2019's biggest commercial and critical disappointments. Note that if you are somehow still curious about seeing the film, there's no need to buy the disc: It'll also stream for free (for members) on Amazon's Prime Video beginning today. (And, no, that's not a normal rollout strategy.)

poster Missing Link Trailers

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The latest release from the stop-motion animators at Laika (Kubo and the Two Strings, The Boxtrolls, Coraline) tells the story of Mr. Link, a well-spoken, fur-covered creature (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) who stands 8 feet tall and weighs 630 lbs. Hoping to find his family, Mr. Link enlists the famous, fearless explorer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) and adventurer Adelina Fortnight (Zoe Saldana) in a journey that takes them to the far reaches of the world.

More movie releases on July 23, 2019
Blu-ray and DVD 1984 (1984) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
  Blu-ray Criss Cross (1949) DRAMA/THRILLER | Burt Lancaster Prime Video
  Blu-ray Death Takes a Holiday (1934) DRAMA | Fredric March Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Do the Right Thing (1989) Metacritic Must-See Criterion Collection release Prime Video
  Blu-ray Easy Living (1937) COMEDY | Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Fate of Lee Khan (1973) FOREIGN/ACTION Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Master Z: Ip Man Legacy FOREIGN/ACTION Prime Video
  Blu-ray Merrill's Marauders (1962) DRAMA | Jeff Chandler Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Milky Way (1969) FOREIGN/DRAMA Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Sauvage/Wild FOREIGN/DRAMA Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Working Woman FOREIGN/DRAMA Prime Video
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
DVD Manifest SEASON 1 Prime Video
  Blu-ray Nichijou: My Ordinary Life COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  DVD Rivers of Life MINISERIES Prime Video

July 30

poster The Hot Zone Miniseries

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Julianna Margulies heads the cast of this six-part fictionalized adaptation of Richard Preston's best-selling 1995 nonfiction book chronicling the first Ebola outbreak in 1989 and a U.S. Army scientist's heroic quest to prevent the disease from spreading uncontrollably. Noah Emmerich, Topher Grace, James D'Arcy, Grace Gummer, and Robert Sean Leonard also star.

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This Notting Hill-meets-Dave political rom-com comes from 50/50 director Jonathan Levine. Seth Rogen plays an investigative reporter hired as a speechwriter for his one-time babysitter, now the Secretary of State (Charlize Theron), as she considers a presidential campaign. The comedian-heavy supporting cast includes Bob Odenkirk, June Diane Raphael, Paul Scheer, Randall Park, and Kurt Braunohler, plus Andy Serkis, O'Shea Jackson Jr., and Alexander Skarsgård. The film received plenty of positive reviews, though the miscasting of one (or both) leads hampers the film's believability.

More movie releases on July 30, 2019
Blu-ray and DVD Body at Brighton Rock THRILLER | Roxanne Benjamin Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Domino THRILLER | Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Guy Pearce Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD El Chicano DRAMA | Raul Castillo Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Holy Lands DRAMA | James Caan Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Intruder DRAMA/HORROR/THRILLER | Michael Ealy, Meagan Good Prime Video
DVD Life and Nothing More Metacritic Must-See DRAMA Prime Video
DVD Meeting Gorbachev DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Thin Man (1934) COMEDY | William Powell, Myrna Loy Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD UglyDolls ANIMATION/FAMILY Prime Video
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD BoJack Horseman SEASONS 1&2 (COLLECTOR'S EDITION) Prime Video
  DVD Drain the Oceans SEASON 2 Prime Video
DVD The Good Place SEASON 3 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Grantchester SEASON 4 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Murdoch Mysteries SEASON 12 Prime Video
  Blu-ray Sakura Quest COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei SEASON 2 Prime Video
  DVD The Team SEASON 1 Prime Video
  DVD Vidago Palace SERIES 1 Prime Video

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