DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: March 2017

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March 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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Chilean director Pablo Larraín (No, The Club) makes his English-language debut with this look at first lady Jacqueline Kennedy (Natalie Portman) in the aftermath of her husband’s assassination. At the Venice Film Festival, writer Noah Oppenheim won the Best Screenplay award and Portman’s performance generated lead actress awards buzz, which later translated into an Oscar nomination (though not a win).

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Miss Hokusai animates the life of revered Japanese painter Hokusai by telling the story of his daughter, O-Ei, an accomplished painter during a time when women rarely picked up a brush. Director Keiichi Hara tackles more adult themes than are typically seen in animation with an episodic, impressionistic narrative, and critics liked the result.

More movie releases on March 7, 2016
Blu-ray and DVD 45 Years (2015) Criterion Collection release Amazon
DVD 100 Streets DRAMA | Idris Elba, Gemma Arterton Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Always Shine THRILLER | Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin FitzGerald Amazon
DVD The Ardennes FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
DVD Bad Kids of Crestview Academy ACTION/COMEDY/THRILLER | Sean Astin, Gina Gershon Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Brand New Testament COMEDY/FANTASY Amazon
  Blu-ray Compulsion (1959) THRILLER | Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Eyes of My Mother DRAMA/HORROR Amazon
  Blu-ray Finian's Rainbow (1968) MUSICAL | Fred Astaire, Petula Clark Amazon
  DVD Havenhurst HORROR/THRILLER | Julie Benz, Fionnula Flanagan Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD I Am Michael DRAMA | James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Incarnate HORROR/THRILLER | Aaron Eckhart Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Man Down DRAMA/THRILLER | Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara Amazon
DVD New Life DRAMA Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Notfilm DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  DVD Pocket Listing ACTION/COMEDY/THRILLER | Burt Reynolds, Rob Lowe Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Red Pill DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray S.O.B. (1981) COMEDY | Julie Andrews, Richard Mulligan, William Holden Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Tanna FOREIGN/DRAMA | Academy Award nominated for best foreign-language film Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Trespass Against Us ACTION/DRAMA/THRILLER | Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
DVD The Americans SEASON 4 Amazon
  DVD City in the Sky MINISERIES Amazon
  DVD The Jamie Foxx Show SEASON 2 Amazon
  DVD Kendra on Top SEASONS 4 & 5 Amazon
  DVD Saving Hope SEASON 4 Amazon
  DVD Suspects SERIES 5 Amazon
  Blu-ray That '70s Show COMPLETE SERIES (BLU-RAY) Amazon
  DVD Wentworth SERIES 2 Amazon
  DVD What I Like About You SEASON 2 Amazon
  DVD Wicked Tuna SEASON 5 Amazon
  DVD You Me Her SEASON 1 Amazon

March 14

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The latest from André Téchiné is a return to form for the French writer-director after the lukewarm critical response to In the Name of My Daughter. Co-written with Céline Sciamma, the director of Girlhood, this story of sexual awakening follows Damien and Thomas, high school enemies who are forced to deal with their attraction to each other when Damien’s mom (Sandrine Kiberlain of Mademoiselle Chambon) invites Thomas to live with them.

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Director Paul Verhoeven adds another unique film to his eclectic resume (RoboCop, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, Starship Troopers, Black Book) with this controversial but extremely well-reviewed adaptation of the French novel OH... by Philippe Djian (who previously had another novel adapted into the French cult hit Betty Blue). Verhoeven’s first French-language film is a subversive and darkly comedic tale of rape and revenge. An Oscar-nominated Isabelle Huppert stars as the head of a successful video game company who is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant. But when she tracks him down, instead of reporting him to the police, they begin playing a dangerous game.

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Denzel Washington’s third directorial effort (following 2002‘s Antwone Fisher and 2007’s The Great Debaters) is an adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play about a man (Washington) struggling with race relations in the United States during the 1950s while trying to raise his family. Washington and Viola Davis reprise their Tony-award winning performances for the big screen, and are supported by Mykelti Williamson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Saniyya Sidney, and Stephen Henderson. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including best picture, with Davis winning as for best actress.

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Viva director Anna Biller returns with another riff on movies from the past, this time 1960s Technicolor thrillers. Samantha Robinson plays Elaine, a beautiful young witch determined to find the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, Elaine can’t find a man that can love her the way she deserves, so death follows her at every turn.

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In this sci-fi two-hander, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt play passengers aboard the Avalon, a spaceship transporting thousands of people to a new planet. Trouble begins when they wake up from suspended animation 90 years before they are supposed to reach their destination. As the two begin to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they fall in love with each other. Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) directs a script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), while the few on-screen moments not occupied by the two leads are taken by the likes of Michael Sheen, Andy Garcia, and Laurence Fishburne. While it looks and sounds good—Passengers received Oscar nominations for production design and score—the film was otherwise a major disappointment for critics.

More movie releases on March 14, 2016
DVD Accidental Courtesy DOCUMENTARY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD American Violence DRAMA/THRILLER | Bruce Dern, Denise Richards Amazon
  Blu-ray The Bitch (1979) DRAMA | Joan Collins Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray Certain Fury (1985) ACTION/DRAMA | Tatum O'Neal, Irene Cara Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Collateral Beauty DRAMA | Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton Amazon
DVD Fair Haven DRAMA | Tom Wopat Amazon
  Blu-ray The Lovers on the Bridge (1991) FOREIGN/DRAMA | Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant Amazon
  Blu-ray The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959) HORROR | Anton Diffring Amazon
  Blu-ray Skull (1965) HORROR/THRILLER | Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Solace DRAMA/THRILLER | Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Story of Sin (1975) FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
  Blu-ray The Stud (1978) DRAMA | Joan Collins Amazon
  Blu-ray They're Playing with Fire (1984) THRILLER | Sybil Danning Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD C.O.P.S. COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD CHiPs SEASON 5 Amazon
  DVD Drunk History SEASON 4 Amazon
  DVD Earthsea MINISERIES Amazon
  DVD The Hollow Crown SEASONS 1 & 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Marco Polo MINISERIES Amazon
  DVD Newhart SEASON 8 Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Six SEASON 1 Amazon
DVD Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt SEASON 2 Amazon
  DVD Z Nation SEASON 3 Amazon

March 21

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The wait for the first good videogame movie continues. The first film adaptation of Ubisoft's popular game series reunites Macbeth director Justin Kurzel with talented stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard for a story that sends Fassbender’s Callum Lynch back to 15th Century Spain and into a mysterious secret society, the Assassins. The supporting cast is strong too, featuring Jeremy Irons, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ariane Labed, Brendan Gleeson, and Callum Turner. Nevertheless, the result is in line with all of the previous game-to-film adaptations: mostly terrible.

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Innocence director Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s first feature in a decade tells the dream- (or maybe more nightmare-) like story of young boys and their mothers living in an isolated seaside community. When the film premiered at TIFF in 2015, the film cast a spell on many critics with its hypnotic mood and arresting visuals from cinematographer Manu Dacosse (The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears).

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Gianfranco Rosi’s follow-up to his Venice Golden Lion winner Sacro GRA was awarded the Golden Bear prize for best film at last year’s Berlin Film Festival. The documentary looks at the impact of recent refugee arrivals on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa by focusing on the life of 12-year-old Samuele, whose uncle is a local fisherman, and the endless flow of African migrants hoping to find dry land and a new life.

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Pedro Almodóvar’s first film since 2013‘s disappointing I’m So Excited is an adaptation of three short stories by Alice Munro. A time-jumping study of a mother’s grief, guilt, and relationship to the daughter who abandoned her, the film earned good reviews, with some critics liking it enough to place it on their year-end top 10 lists.

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Based on Dennis Lehane’s novel, Ben Affleck's fourth directorial effort is his first since the best picture-winning Argo in 2012 , though this one won't be winning much of anything. (Reviews were lousy, and it was a box office bomb, losing an estimated $75 million.) Set during Prohibition, the story follows the exploits of Joe Coughlin (Affleck himself), the son of the Boston Police Superintendent. Instead of enforcing the law, Joe decides to break it, but when he crosses a powerful local mob boss, Joe flees to the rum-running underworld of Tampa and plots his revenge. Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper, Elle Fanning, Chris Messina, Anthony Michael Hall, Brendan Gleeson, Scott Eastwood, and Titus Welliver also star.

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Jessica Chastain plays a ruthless lobbyist in this drama from director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love, The Debt, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and writer Jonathan Perera. Risking her career, she takes on the gun lobby in an effort to pass a gun control bill. The strong supporting cast includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, John Lithgow, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sam Waterston and Dylan Baker.

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One of 2016's best-reviewed films, this unique documentary chronicles the events of August 1, 1966, when a sniper opened fire from the University of Texas Tower, holding the campus hostage for 96 terrifying minutes. Director Keith Maitland combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation, and reviewers find the results both gripping and moving.

More movie releases on March 21, 2016
Blu-ray and DVD The Autopsy of Jane Doe HORROR | Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Bakery in Brooklyn ROM-COM | Aimee Teegarden Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Being There (1979) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray Blast-Off (1967) COMEDY/SCI-FI | Burl Ives Amazon
  Blu-ray The Cardinal (1936) DRAMA | Robert Atkins, Eric Portman Amazon
  Blu-ray Chamber of Horrors (1940) HORROR | Leslie Banks Amazon
  Blu-ray Delinquents (1957) DRAMA | directed by Robert Altman Amazon
DVD Eloise HORROR/THRILLER | Eliza Dushku, Robert Patrick Amazon
  Blu-ray A Game of Death (1945) HORROR | John Loder Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD In Dubious Battle DRAMA | James Franco, Ed Harris Amazon
  Blu-ray Invisible Ghost (1941) HORROR | Bela Lugosi Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD A Kind of Murder DRAMA/THRILLER | Jessica Biel, Patrick Wilson, Vincent Kartheiser Amazon
  Blu-ray Lifeboat (1944) DRAMA/THRILLER | Tallulah Bankhead; directed by Alfred Hitchcock Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Multiple Maniacs (1970) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray Phaedra (1962) DRAMA | Anthony Perkins Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Property is No Longer a Theft (1973) FOREIGN/DRAMEDY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Sing ANIMATION/FAMILY Amazon
  Blu-ray Teen Witch (1989) COMEDY | Robyn Lively Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray Batman: The Brave and the Bold SEASON 3 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Brokenwood Mysteries SERIES 3 Amazon
  DVD Death Valley Days SEASON 3 Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Insecure SEASON 1 Amazon
DVD Master of None SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD Newsreaders SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD People Just Do Nothing SEASONS 1-3 Amazon
  DVD Wolf Creek SEASON 1 Amazon

March 28

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The latest feature from writer-director Mike Mills (Beginners) follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a single mother who is raising her son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann), in 1979 Santa Barbara. Helping Dorothea are Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a punk artist living in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a teenage neighbor Jamie fancies. While the film received excellent reviews in a few weeks of limited release (with quite a bit of praise going to Bening's performance), it came up almost empty-handed at the Oscars, collecting only a screenplay nomination.

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What began as a Harry Potter spin-off/prequel trilogy is now a five-film saga, launching with this solid 2016 first chapter. Set decades before the boy wizard was born and in a completely different country, J.K. Rowling’s first original screenplay takes place in 1920s New York, where Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) misplaces his magical case of fantastic beasts, causing trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. David Yates (The Legend of Tarzan), who directed the last four Potter films, returns, and he’s assembled a wonderful cast—Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, and Ron Perlman—to go along with the fantastic beasts.

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The latest from director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) is an adaptation of the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness. In a highly praised lead performance, Lewis MacDougall plays 12-year-old Conor, who is struggling with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and bullies at school. Nightly visits from a tree-shaped storytelling monster (voiced by Liam Neeson) help Conor deal with these difficulties.

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Star Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg complete their American heroism trilogy that began (informally) with 2013‘s Lone Survivor and this year’s Deepwater Horizon. Their latest film is an account of the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath, drawing from the book Book Strong: A City’s Triumph Over Tragedy by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge.

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Consider it a must-buy if you have a 4K Blu-ray player. This beautifully filmed, six-episode nature series documents various inhabitants of the natural world in greater detail than ever before, with narration from Sir David Attenborough. It debuted last year in the UK, where The Guardian ranked it as the best television program of 2016, and critics have been just as enthusiastic about the series upon its American airing this year.

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The title of Martin Scorsese's decade-in-the-making passion project also doubles as a descriptor of the buzz surrounding the movie. (Oscar voters all but ignored it, giving it just a single nomination, for best cinematography.) An intense 17th century drama, the director's first feature since 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street is based on Shusaku Endo’s novel and stars Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as two Jesuit priests who travel to Japan, where Christianity is banned, in an attempt to find their missing mentor (Liam Neeson). As they travel the countryside, they witness the harsh persecution of Japanese Christians and are tortured themselves.

More movie releases on March 28, 2016
Blu-ray and DVD Arsenal THRILLER | Adrian Grenier, John Cusack, Nicolas Cage Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Blow Up (1966) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Boruto: Naruto the Movie (2015) FOREIGN/ANIMATION Amazon
  Blu-ray Dakota (1945) WESTERN | John Wayne Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Lavender DRAMA/THRILLER | Abbie Cornish, Justin Long Amazon
  Blu-ray Ludwig (1973) FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
DVD A Tale of Love and Darkness DRAMA | Natalie Portman Amazon
  Blu-ray The Wanderers (1979) COMEDY/DRAMA | Ken Wahl, Karen Allen Amazon
  Blu-ray What's The Matter With Helen? (1971) THRILLER | Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Why Him? COMEDY | Bryan Cranston, James Franco Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
Blu-ray and DVD Archer SEASON 7 Amazon
  DVD Mystery Science Theater 3000 VOL XXXVIII Amazon
  DVD The Undertaker SEASON 3 Amazon

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