DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: June 2015

  • Publish Date: May 28, 2015
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June 2

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

poster 56 Focus Watch Trailer

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Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned con man who becomes romantically involved with Jess, a novice con artist played Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street). Three years after they’ve ended their relationship, Jess shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of Nicky’s latest scheme, throwing him off his game. But who’s scamming who in this latest film from the writing and directing team of John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (Crazy, Stupid, Love., I Love You Phillip Morris)? Some critics found the result modestly entertaining (if unmemorable), while others were bored.

poster 40 Jupiter Ascending Watch Trailer

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While "bored" is rarely a word used to describe any work by the Wachowskis, you will see other labels such as "impenetrable" and "incoherent." The duo's follow-up to Cloud Atlas, finally released in February after a lengthy delay, is an original sci-fi story following Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a human who could change the balance of the universe by claiming a very large inheritance: Earth. Channing Tatum plays Caine, a genetically engineered soldier (part wolf, part man) sent to track her down on Earth, and Eddie Redmayne hams it up as the evil Balem. The result is visually dazzling, but you'll be hard-pressed to find many other aspects of the film that were complimented by reviewers. Perhaps the Wachowskis will reverse their recent slide with their first TV series, Sense8, which debuts on Netflix on June 5th. Then again, maybe not.

poster The Wire The Complete Series

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Normally, when one of the greatest drama series in TV history comes to Blu-ray for the first time, it should be cause for celebration. That may still be the case, but this 20-disc set (which includes all five seasons and 60 episodes of the HBO series, plus extras like the three short prequels previously available on demand) is not exactly The Wire as you have seen it before. Every episode has been remastered in HD, which—crucially—also involves expanding the aspect ratio from the original 4:3 to 16:9. As creator David Simon explains, for every scene that benefits from the expanded viewport, there's another that loses something in the transition.

More movie releases on June 2, 2015
54 Blu-ray and DVD Camp X-Ray DRAMA | Kristen Stewart Amazon
74 DVD Eastern Boys FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
72 DVD Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia DOCUMENTARY Amazon
78 Blu-ray and DVD Li'l Quinquin FOREIGN/COMEDY/DRAMA | French miniseries (released as a movie in the US) from Bruno Dumont Amazon
60 Blu-ray and DVD McFarland, USA DRAMA/SPORTS | Kevin Costner, Maria Bello Amazon
  DVD Private Number THRILLER/HORROR | Tom Sizemore, Judd Nelson Amazon
62 Blu-ray and DVD The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water FAMILY/ANIMATION Amazon
69 Blu-ray and DVD Spring SCI-FI/HORROR | Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker Amazon
61 Blu-ray and DVD The Taking of Tiger Mountain FOREIGN/ADVENTURE Amazon
  Blu-ray Wolfen (1981) HORROR/DRAMA | Albert Finney, Gregory Hines Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Bonanza Season 8 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Falling Skies Season 4 Amazon
89 Blu-ray and DVD Justified Season 6 Amazon
53 Blu-ray and DVD Killing Jesus TV movie Amazon
  DVD The L Word Complete series set Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD New Worlds UK miniseries Amazon
  DVD Parks and Recreation Season 7 Amazon
  DVD Parks and Recreation Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Pretty Little Liars Season 5 Amazon
92 DVD Rectify Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Rizzoli & Isles Season 5 Amazon
  DVD Soap Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Turbo Fast Season 1 Amazon

June 9

poster 56 The DUFF Watch Trailer

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This high school comedy stars Mae Whitman (Arrested Development) as Bianca, a Designated Ugly Fat Friend to her prettier, more popular friends played by Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos. But she enlists Robbie Amell’s Wesley to help reinvent herself before her senior year is a total flop. Bella Thorne, Alison Janney, Romany Malco, and Ken Jeong round out the cast of Ari Sandel’s directorial debut.

poster 58 Kingsman: The Secret Service Watch Trailer

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Matthew Vaughn's first directorial effort since X-Men: First Class is another comic book adaptation, this time based on Mark Millar’s series The Secret Service. Borrowing a fast-paced, comedic tone from Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, the film stars Colin Firth as a veteran spy of the Kingsman organization who recruits newcomer Taron Egerton into the agency’s training program. The pair, with an assist from Mark Strong and Michael Caine, face off against a lisping, twisted genius played by Samuel L. Jackson, and his blade-legged assistant (Sofia Boutella).

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While the pairing of Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence usually produces auspicious results, that wasn't the case for this long-delayed, 1920s-set tale of love in the North Carolina mountains from director Susanne Bier (Things We Lost in the Fire). Poor reviews greeted the film upon its UK release last fall, and again upon its American release this spring, with critics finding it tedious to sit through.

More movie releases on June 9, 2015
23 DVD All Relative DRAMEDY | Connie Nielsen, Jonathan Sadowski, Sara Paxton Amazon
32 DVD Cas & Dylan DRAMEDY | Richard Dreyfuss, Tatiana Maslany Amazon
64 Blu-ray and DVD Cupcakes FOREIGN/COMEDY Amazon
  Blu-ray F/X (1986) ACTION/THRILLER | Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy Amazon
33 DVD Free the Nipple DRAMEDY | Lina Esco, Zach Grenier, Lola Kirke Amazon
90 Blu-ray and DVD Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
47 Blu-ray and DVD Project Almanac SCI-FI/THRILLER Amazon
82 Blu-ray and DVD Red Army DOCUMENTARY/SPORTS Amazon
75 DVD Rich Hill DOCUMENTARY Amazon
26 DVD The Squeeze DRAMEDY | Jeremy Sumpter, Christopher McDonald Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
46 DVD Beautiful and Twisted TV movie Amazon
  DVD The Facts of Life Season 6 Amazon
  DVD Father Brown Season 3 Part 1 Amazon
  DVD The Forsyte Saga Miniseries Amazon
  DVD Gunslingers Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Hart to Hart Season 5 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Knights of Sidonia Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Last of the Summer Wine Vintage 2004 Amazon
60 Blu-ray and DVD The Last Ship Season 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Miss Marple Vol. 3 Amazon
72 Blu-ray The Strain Season 1 (Collector's Edition) Amazon
  DVD Teen Wolf Season 4 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Thunderbirds Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Too Cute Season 4 Amazon
  DVD Transporter: The Series Season 2 Amazon

June 16

poster 41 Chappie Watch Trailer

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District 9 writer-director Neill Blomkamp's attempt to rebound from his disappointing sophomore effort Elysium wasn't exactly a success. Critics had even worse things to say about Chappie, an original sci-fi story about a police droid (voiced by Blomkamp regular Sharlto Copley) who is stolen by Dev Patel’s rogue programmer and given new software to become the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. This all happens in a near future world where robots have replaced the police force, and Hugh Jackman has developed a robot called the Moose (not unlike RoboCop’s ED-209) to hunt down Chappie at the request of the head of a weapons manufacturer played by Sigourney Weaver. And if that’s not enough, Yo-Landi and Ninja of South African rap group Die Antwoord play a role in Chappie’s life too. Reviewers found it to be an unfocused and overly goofy genre mashup.

poster 59 Run All Night Watch Trailer

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Liam Neeson continues his late-career resurgence as an action star with his latest geezer-and-a-gun movie. Run All Night reunites Neeson with his Unknown and Non-Stop director, Jaume Collet-Serra, to tell the story of an aging hitman who is forced to take on his former boss (Ed Harris) to protect his estranged son and his family. (We wouldn't want them to be taken or anything.) Joel Kinnaman plays Neeson’s son, and the strong supporting cast includes Vincent D'Onofrio, Bruce McGill, Genesis Rodriguez, Boyd Holbrook, Holt McCallany, and Common.

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This indie dramedy stars Kristen Wiig as Alice Klieg, a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins the lottery, stops taking her meds, and pays $15 million to star in her own talk show. With a strong supporting cast that includes James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Wes Bentley, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Linda Cardellini, Loretta Devine, and Thomas Mann, Shira Piven’s unique film earned decent reviews on the fall festival circuit and upon its theatrical release this spring.

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Argentinian director Damián Szifron’s film impressed Cannes audiences last year with its embrace of explosive violence and black comedy and its omnibus structure—six short films loosely tied together by the theme of revenge. The film also earned a foreign-language Oscar nomination.

More movie releases on June 16, 2015
33 Blu-ray and DVD Beyond the Reach THRILLER | Jeremy Irvine, Michael Douglas Amazon
35 DVD Bravetown DRAMA | Josh Duhamel, Lucas Till, Maria Bello, Laura Dern Amazon
31 Blu-ray and DVD The Lazarus Effect THRILLER/HORROR | Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde Amazon
67 Blu-ray and DVD A Master Builder (2014) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray My Dinner With Andre (1981) Criterion Collection Blu-ray release Amazon
29 DVD Old Fashioned DRAMA | Rik Swartzwelder, Elizabeth Roberts Amazon
29 Blu-ray and DVD Playing it Cool ROM-COM | Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan Amazon
50 Blu-ray and DVD Time Lapse SCI-FI/THRILLER | Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary Amazon
32 Blu-ray and DVD Unfinished Business COMEDY | Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson, Vince Vaughn Amazon
66 Blu-ray and DVD The Wrecking Crew DOCUMENTARY/MUSIC Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Cesar 911 Season 2 Amazon
  DVD The Cosby Show Seasons 7 & 8 Amazon
  DVD Country Buck$ Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Laverne & Shirley Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Lovejoy Complete series set Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Maison Close Season 2 Amazon
63 Blu-ray and DVD The Newsroom Season 3 Amazon
  DVD The Odd Couple [1970] Complete series set Amazon
81 DVD Survivor's Remorse Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman Season 5 Amazon
  DVD Two and a Half Men Season 12 Amazon
  DVD Two and a Half Men Complete series set Amazon

June 23

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Abderrahmane Sissako’s follow-up to his acclaimed 2007 film Bamako earned excellent reviews when it premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and went on to receive an Oscar nomination for best foreign-language film. Timbuktu looks at the impact of jihadists and their enforcement of sharia law on the people of Timbuktu by focusing on a moment of tragic violence in the life of Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed), a cattle herder, his wife Satima (Toulou Kiki), their daughter Toya (Layle Walet Mohamed), and the 12-year-old shepherd, Issan (Mehdi A.G. Mohamed), who helps watch their herd.

More movie releases on June 23, 2015
  DVD 9 Full Moons DRAMA | Amy Seimetz, Bret Roberts Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Bridge (1959) Criterion Collection release Amazon
61 Blu-ray and DVD The Fisher King (1991) Criterion Collection release Amazon
32 Blu-ray and DVD The Forger DRAMA/THRILLER | John Travolta, Christopher Plummer Amazon
37 DVD Marfa Girl DRAMA | Directed by Larry Clark Amazon
  DVD Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter DOCUMENTARY Amazon
41 Blu-ray and DVD Pound of Flesh ACTION | Jean-Claude Van Damme Amazon
  DVD Spike Island DRAMA | Emilia Clarke Amazon
70 DVD Stop the Pounding Heart DRAMA | Sara Carlson Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Survivor ACTION/THRILLER | Pierce Brosnan, Milla Jovovich Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD The Campbells Complete series set Amazon
73 DVD Garfunkel & Oates Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Graceland Season 2 Amazon
  DVD If There Be Thorns TV movie Amazon
  DVD MythBusters Collection 12 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Ripper Street Season 3 Amazon
  DVD Teen Beach Movie 2 TV movie Amazon
  DVD Ultimate Survival Alaska Season 3 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Workaholics Season 5 Amazon

June 30

poster The Decline of Western Civilization Collection

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Penelope Spheeris' landmark 1981 documentary about the Los Angeles punk scene circa 1979-80 (complete with performance footage of bands like X, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and Germs) comes to DVD/Blu-ray for the first time, along with its two sequels—a 1988 look at L.A.'s metal scene, and a 1998 film examining a group of homeless street punks. All three films have been remastered under the director's supervision, and there are new extras and commentary as well as a 40-page book.

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Kevin Hart serves as an “incarceration expert” providing his expertise to Will Ferrell’s white collar criminal in an R-rated comedy that serves as the feature directorial debut for Etan Cohen (screenwriter for Tropic Thunder and Men in Black III). It certainly won't be up for any comedy-of-the-year honors.

poster 39 The Gunman Watch Trailer

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Can action director Pierre Morel (Taken) do for Sean Penn what he did for Liam Neeson? Despite an impressive cast (Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance) for this adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel, The Prone Gunman, the answer is an unequivocal no: critics hated it, and the film grossed under $11 million in theaters. Penn stars as Jim Terrier, an international operative who finds himself battling his former organization while coming to the aid of his imperiled girlfriend (Jasmine Trinca).

poster 68 Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter Watch Trailer

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David and Nathan Zellner’s follow-up to 2012’s Kid-Thing tells the story of a Japanese “office lady” (Rinko Kikuchi of Pacific Rim and Babel, here in a near-silent performance) who becomes so obsessed with finding the briefcase of money buried in the snow by Steve Buscemi in the Coen brothers film Fargo that she flies to Minnesota to search for it. Quite a few critics were enchanted by the film, though others found it tedious.

poster 76 While We're Young Watch Trailer

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Writer-director Noah Baumbach reunites with star Ben Stiller (Greenberg) for this comedic look at a middle aged-couple (Stiller and Naomi Watts) whose lives take some unexpected turns after they befriend a younger hipster couple (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried). It's one of two critic-approved releases for Baumbach in 2015; he also has the Greta Gerwig-starring Mistress America headed to theaters in August.

More movie releases on June 30, 2015
  DVD Childless DRAMA | Barbara Hershey, Joe Mantegna Amazon
58 Blu-ray and DVD Danny Collins DRAMEDY | Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Five Easy Pieces (1970) Criterion Collection release Amazon
87 Blu-ray and DVD Hard to Be a God FOREIGN/SCI-FI/DRAMA Amazon
27 Blu-ray and DVD Last Knights ACTION-ADVENTURE | Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) Criterion Collection release Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Gangland Undercover Season 1 Amazon
  DVD A Place to Call home Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Treehouse Masters Season 2 Amazon

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View DVD releases from previous months, or take a look at the latest titles just added to stream on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.


Comments (1)

  • JRath  

    Totally forgot that Kingsman settled at a 58 Metascore. Talk about missing the mark, mainstream critics! User vote of 78 is far closer to the score it deserves.

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