DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: March 2016

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March 1

All movies are 2015/16 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVDDVD | Blu-rayBlu-ray | Blu-ray and DVD Both Blu-ray and DVD

poster 82 Creed Watch Trailer

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Against all odds, the seventh Rocky film is one of the best in the series to date. It also features a passing of the torch. Michael B. Jordan reunites with his Fruitvale Station director, Ryan Coogler, to star as Adonis Johnson, Apollo Creed’s son, opposite Sylvester Stallone's ailing Rocky Balboa, with the latter star picking up an Oscar nomination. Tessa Thompson (Dear White People) and Phylicia Rashad also star in the first Rocky movie since 2006's Rocky Balboa.

poster 66 The Danish Girl Watch Trailer

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This 2015 drama from Tom Hooper (Les Miserables, The King’s Speech) chronicles the journey of Einar and Gerda Wegener (Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander), husband and wife painters in 1920s Copenhagen, as Einar discovers his desire to become a woman and begins one of the first documented male to female medical transitions. Both Vikander and Redmayne earned praise—and Academy Award nominations— for their performances, though the film as a whole wasn't entirely well received by critics.

poster 55 Legend Watch Trailer

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The latest attempt to bring the story of the Kray twins to the big screen finds Tom Hardy playing both brothers, notorious gangsters Ronald and Reginald, who terrorized London in the 1950s and '60s. Writer-director Brian Helgeland (42, A Knight’s Tale) assembled a strong cast (Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald, and Taron Egerton), though reviewers found the result less than legendary.

poster 58 The Night Before Watch Trailer

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Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt reunited with their 50/50 director Jonathan Levine—and added co-star Anthony Mackie—for this R-rated holiday comedy about childhood friends having one last crazy Christmas Eve before adulthood takes hold. With a supporting cast that includes Jillian Bell, Lizzy Caplan, Miley Cyrus, Michael Shannon, Mindy Kaling, and Kanye West, the film follows the three friends as they search for the “Holy Grail of Christmas parties” — the Nutcracka Ball.

poster 86 Room Watch Trailer

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Director Lenny Abrahamson’s follow-up to Frank is an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel about a woman (Brie Larson) and her 5-year-old son Jack (Jacob Tremblay), who escape the 10-by-10-foot space where they have been trapped since before Jack was born. Joan Allen and William H. Macy also star. In addition to receiving some of the best reviews of 2015, Room picked up four Academy Award nominations, including best picture.

poster 91 Taxi Watch Trailer

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Banned by his government from making another film, Iranian director Jafar Panahi (This Is Not a Film, Offside, The Circle) found a creative way to continue his career, and the result is even more critical acclaim. Shot like a documentary (but actually scripted), Taxi finds Panahi himself driving a cab through the streets of Tehran with a camera mounted on the dashboard, soliciting candid confessions from the passengers he picks up.

poster 64 Youth Watch Trailer

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While critics at Cannes last May didn’t praise director Paolo Sorrentino’s latest as much as his previous effort (foreign-language Oscar winner The Great Beauty), his second English-language film still should please some moviegoers with its visual beauty if not its story of two old friends (Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel) on vacation at a Swiss spa with their once-married children (Rachel Weisz and Paul Dano). Jane Fonda co-stars.

More movie releases on March 1, 2016
. DVD 1982 DRAMA | Hill Harper Amazon
. DVD All Roads Lead to Rome COMEDY | Sarah Jessica Parker Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Boy (2015) DRAMA/THRILLER | David Morse Amazon
. DVD A Country Called Home DRAMA | Imogen Poots Amazon
. DVD Dancin' It's On MUSICAL Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Don Verdean COMEDY/DRAMA | Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Intruders HORROR/THRILLER | Beth Riesgraf, Martin Starr Amazon
. DVD Life DRAMA | Dane DeHaan, Robert Pattinson Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Lost in Hong Kong FOREIGN/COMEDY Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Miss You Already DRAMEDY | Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Narcopolis SCI-FI/THRILLER | Elliot Cowan, James Callis Amazon
. DVD Noble DRAMA | Deirdre O'Kane, Brendan Coyle Amazon
. DVD Ratter HORROR/THRILLER | Ashley Benson Amazon
. DVD Scream at the Devil (2014) THRILLER Amazon
. DVD She's Beautiful When She's Angry DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray Strange Brew (1983) COMEDY | Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Sunshine Superman DOCUMENTARY Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
. DVD The Americans Season 3 Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Childhood's End Miniseries Amazon
  DVD Drunk History Season 3 Amazon
. Blu-ray The Fall Series 1 [Blu-ray release] Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Fall Series 2 Amazon
  DVD Future Cop Complete series set Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD In Defense of Food PBS documentary Amazon
  DVD Silk Season 2 Amazon
. DVD Strike Back Season 4 Amazon
  DVD Z Nation Season 2 Amazon

March 8

poster 47 In the Heart of the Sea Watch Trailer

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The second collaboration between director Ron Howard and star Chris Hemsworth tells a very different true story than their first, Rush. Set in the winter of 1820, Sea is a chronicle of the New England whaling ship Essex and the whale attack that would serve as the inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Though the visuals are successful, critics were underwhelmed by the story.

poster 71 Macbeth Watch Trailer

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Directed by Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders), this violent adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play was praised by most critics at Cannes, especially for its lead performances. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star.

poster 67 The Peanuts Movie Watch Trailer

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It's a rare G-rated film and the first Peanuts movie in 35 years. Paul Feig is among the producers, and he and writers Craig and Bryan Schulz (Charles' son and grandson, respectively) and Cornelius Uliano do nothing to harm the cartoonist's legacy, according to critics. That said, younger audiences will get much more out of the movie than adults.

poster 78 The Tribe Watch Trailer

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Set in a Ukrainian boarding school for the deaf, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's daring feature debut uses only sign language—without any subtitles or voiceover—to tell its rather brutal and explicit story about Sergey, a new student, who falls in with "The Tribe," a student gang dealing in crime and prostitution. After passing their hazing rituals, he takes part in several robberies and begins to work his way up the chain of command.

poster 77 Victoria Watch Trailer

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This partially improvised and hugely ambitious feature feature from director Sebastian Schipper is presented as a continuous two-hour shot (with no Birdman-style cheating to hide the edits). It follows the titular character, a young woman (Laia Costa) from Madrid, as she meets Sonne (Frederick Lau), a local Berliner and his pals outside of a club. Hoping to have a fun night with her local guides, Victoria falls into trouble when Sonne and his friends must pull off a bank heist to pay off a debt to some very bad men. In addition to impressing critics, Victoria won six prizes at the German Film Awards last year.

More movie releases on March 8, 2016
. DVD 10,000 km DRAMA/ROM-COM Amazon
  Blu-ray *Batteries Not Included (1987) SCI-FI/FAMILY | Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Benefactor DRAMA | Dakota Fanning, Richard Gere, Theo James Amazon
. DVD Break Point COMEDY | Jeremy Sisto, David Walton Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Forbidden Room EXPERIMENTAL | Directed by Guy Maddin Amazon
  Blu-ray Howard the Duck (1986) COMEDY/SCI-FI | Lea Thompson Amazon
. DVD Mountain Men COMEDY | Chace Crawford, Tyler Labine Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Paris Belongs to Us (1961) Criterion Collection release Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Victor Frankenstein HORROR/SCI-FI | James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe Amazon
  Blu-ray The Vikings (1958) ACTION-ADVENTURE | Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis Amazon
. DVD The Wonders FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
. Blu-ray Xanadu (1980) MUSICAL/FANTASY | Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly Amazon
  Blu-ray You Can't Take It with You (1938) COMEDY | Jean Arthur, James Stewart Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
. DVD Community Season 6 Amazon
. DVD Grease Live! Special Amazon
  DVD Hogan's Heroes Complete series set Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Manhattan Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Rookie Blue Season 6 Amazon
. DVD The Spoils of Babylon Miniseries Amazon
. DVD Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 1 Amazon

March 15

poster 81 The Big Short Watch Trailer

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Nominated for five Academy Awards including best picture, Adam McKay’s adaptation of Moneyball author Michael Lewis’ book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine follows four outsiders who bet against the banks before the housing crash of 2008. Based on a true story, the film stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt as the central characters in what critics believe is an invigorating jump to the (mostly) dramatic by a director best known for his Will Ferrell-starring comedies.

poster 87 Brooklyn Watch Trailer

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Another best picture nominee, this tale of a young Irish immigrant follows Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) as she finds her way in 1950s Brooklyn. Eilis is homesick for Ireland, but when she meets Tony (Emory Cohen), an Italian boy who falls for her immediately, love lifts her out of sadness, until her past comes calling once again. John Crowley directs this adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s 2009 novel with an Oscar-nominated screenplay by novelist Nick Hornby.

poster 95 Carol Watch Trailer

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The best-reviewed movie of 2015 and a six-time Oscar nominee (though it was inexplicably omitted from the best picture field), Carol is Todd Haynes’ first big-screen effort in eight years. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel The Price of Salt, the melodrama chronicles the love affair between Blanchett’s Carol, the married mother of a young daughter, and Mara’s Therese, a department store clerk. Kyle Chandler and Sarah Paulson also star.

poster 58 Sisters Watch Trailer

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Since 2008‘s Baby Mama, the creative minds of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have helped produce successful TV shows (30 Rock, Parks & Recreation), best-selling books, and three watchable Golden Globes ceremonies. In their latest collaboration they play disconnected sisters who throw one last party before clearing out their childhood home.

More movie releases on March 15, 2016
. DVD The 11th Hour DRAMA/THRILLER | Kim Basinger Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip FAMILY Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Band of Robbers THRILLER/COMEDY Amazon
. DVD Censored Voices DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Love DRAMA | Directed by Gaspar Noé Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Criterion Collection release Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. DVD What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy DOCUMENTARY Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Cedar Cove Season 3 Amazon
  DVD CHiPs Season 4 Amazon
  DVD Doctor Who Series 5, Part 1 Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Game of Thrones Season 5 Amazon
  DVD Hell's Kitchen Season 14 Amazon
  DVD Mayday Miniseries Amazon
  DVD The Nanny Season 6 Amazon
  DVD New Tricks Season 12 Amazon
  DVD Scott & Bailey Season 4 Amazon

March 22

poster 65 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Watch Trailer

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The Hunger Games trilogy(-ish) concluded last year with a film that picks up where the critically and financially disappointing Part 1 left off the prior year. Mockingjay's action-packed finale finds Jennifer Lawrence wielding her bow and arrows as Katniss for one last time as she faces off against President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Supporting her (some more than others) will be Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Natalie Dormer and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in his final screen appearance.

poster 83 James White Watch Trailer

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This under-the-radar Sundance hit and debut feature from Josh Mond stars Christopher Abbott as the title character, a troubled New Yorker struggling with the extra responsibility brought on by his mother’s (Cynthia Nixon) increasingly serious illness. Inspired by Mond’s experiences dealing with his own ailing mother, James White is a unique and raw story brought to life by an excellent cast that also includes Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Ron Livingston, David Call, and Mackenzie Leigh.

More movie releases on March 22, 2016
  Blu-ray and DVD A Brighter Summer Day (1991) Criterion Collection release  
. DVD Dreams Rewired DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. DVD The Letters DRAMA | Juliet Stevenson, Rutger Hauer Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Noma: My Perfect Storm DOCUMENTARY Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
. Blu-ray and DVD Fear the Walking Dead Season 1 (Special Edition) Amazon
. Blu-ray Freaks and Geeks Complete series [Blu-ray set] Amazon
  Blu-ray Little House on the Prairie Season 8 [remastered] Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Lost Girl Seasons 5 & 6 Amazon
  DVD Maude Season 4 Amazon
. DVD The Royals Season 2 Amazon
. DVD Turn: Washington's Spies Season 2 Amazon

March 29

poster 55 Concussion Watch Trailer

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Think of it as The Insider, but for pro football. Featuring a serious, return-to-form performance from Will Smith, this fact-based drama centers on a Nigerian-born neuropathologist who researches the link between football injuries and brain trauma. But critics faulted the script from writer-director Peter Landesman (Kill the Messenger), finding the result fairly lifeless.

poster 68 The Hateful Eight Watch Trailer

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Quentin Tarantino's snowy, claustrophobic (but wide-screen) western is an ensemble piece featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Demián Bichir, and Bruce Dern. The film took a strange road to the big screen: the script leaked onto the internet, Tarantino staged a live-read prior to production, and police unions threatened to boycott the film (or worse). The result is not one of Tarantino's best, but even sub-peak Tarantino is worth a watch.

poster 34 Point Break Watch Trailer

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One of the reasons 1991‘s Point Break attained cult status was its cast: Keanu Reeves as ex-football star/FBI agent Johnny Utah, Patrick Swayze as zen-surfer/bank-robber Bodhi, and Gary Busey as agent Angelo “Get me two” Pappas. So while this completely unnecessary 2015 remake amped up the stunts to a startling level, the trio of Luke Bracey, Edgar Ramirez and Ray Winstone didn't quite have the charisma of the original stars.

More movie releases on March 29, 2016
  Blu-ray Bicycle Thieves (1948) Criterion Collection Blu-ray release Amazon
. DVD Cartel Land DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Exposed DRAMA | Keanu Reeves Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Forsaken WESTERN | Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland Amazon
. DVD Killing Them Safely DOCUMENTARY Amazon
. DVD Mediterranea FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
. DVD Of Mind and Music DRAMA Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
. Blu-ray and DVD Archer Season 6 Amazon
. Blu-ray and DVD Humans Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Mystery Science Theater 3000 Vol. XXXV Amazon

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