DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: November 2015

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November 3

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poster 69 Digging for Fire Watch Trailer

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Prolific writer-director Joe Swanberg's latest tells the story of a struggling married couple (Jake Johnson and Rosemarie DeWitt) who spend a weekend apart. With the help of a strong ensemble that includes Orlando Bloom, Mike Birbiglia, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Judith Light, Jane Adams, Sam Elliott, Ron Livingston, Melanie Lynskey, Chris Messina, Sam Rockwell, and Jenny Slate, the dramedy examines the challenges of commitment, parenthood, and the possibility of discovering a dead body buried in your backyard.

poster 82 The End of the Tour Watch Trailer

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Director James Ponsoldt's third Sundance-approved feature (following 2012’s Smashed and 2013’s The Spectacular Now) is an adaptation of David Lipsky’s memoir Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself about Lipsky’s five days with David Foster Wallace during the author’s 1996 book tour for Infinite Jest. Jesse Eisenberg plays Lipsky, and Jason Segel stars as Wallace in a film that focuses on the relationship between two writers of varying talents and fame. Both actors earned praise from critics for their performances in a cast that also includes Anna Chlumsky, Ron Livingston, Mamie Gummer, Mickey Sumner, and Joan Cusack.

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And that's how you get out of a slump. To make up for several recent underwhelming titles as well as its first year in a decade without releasing a single film, the famed animation studio returned with this summer's best movie—and one that could easily enter the Oscar best picture race. Set inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley (Kaitlyn Dias), the latest from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters, Inc.) focuses on the adventures of her emotions: Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (the terrific Phyllis Smith). The DVD arrives just a few weeks before the theatrical release of Pixar's next film, The Good Dinosaur.

poster 65 Roar (1981) Watch Trailer

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Is it a documentary? A drama? An insanely bad idea? Originally released in 1981 but only really reaching the public's attention in theaters this year, Drafthouse Films' latest would-be cult classic is one of the craziest movies you'll ever see. Roar took over a decade to film and stars real-life Hollywood married couple Tippi Hedren and Noel Marshall, with the latter also directing, and the former's daughter, a young Melanie Griffith, co-starring. But there's something just a bit odd about their living arrangement: they share close quarters with dozens of nature's deadliest animals, including lions, tigers, leopards, and cheetahs. (Some of them literally receive a writing credit on the film.) Over 70 cast and crew members were injured during filming, when few precautions were taken to protect those involved.

poster 45 She's Funny That Way Watch Trailer

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Peter Bogdanovich's to feature directing for the first time in 14 years is a throwback screwball tale about a call girl (Imogen Poots), a famous director (Owen Wilson), his wife (Kathryn Hahn), a therapist (Jennifer Aniston), her boyfriend (Will Forte) and various other characters played by Lucy Punch, Debi Mazar, Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Esposito, Cybill Shepherd, and Tatum O’Neal. Despite all of those big names (plus producers Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach), She's Funny didn't make reviewers laugh all that much.

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If you thought that a reboot of the Chevy Chase/Beverly D'Angelo comedy franchise that launched in 1983 with National Lampoon's Vacation seemed wholly unnecessary, well, that makes you a) correct, and b) not a film studio executive. While Chase and D'Angelo briefly return, it is Ed Helms who takes the lead as a grown-up Rusty Griswold, who takes his own kids (plus wife Christina Applegate) on a cross-country car trip to Walley World. Vacation serves as the directing debut for the writing duo of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (who previously scripted Horrible Bosses), but don't think the terrible reviews will hurt their careers: they've already signed on to write the next Spider-Man film.

More movie releases on November 3, 2015
31 Blu-ray and DVD Before We Go DRAMA/ROM-COM | Alice Eve, Chris Evans Amazon
77 Blu-ray and DVD Best of Enemies DOCUMENTARY Amazon
50 Blu-ray and DVD Bloodsucking Bastards HORROR/COMEDY | Fran Kranz Amazon
  DVD Breaking Through DRAMA Amazon
25 Blu-ray and DVD The Diabolical SCI-FI/THRILLER/HORROR | Ali Larter Amazon
65 DVD Do I Sound Gay? DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Eden DRAMA/THRILLER | James Remar, Nate Parker Amazon
  Blu-ray Hardware Wars (1978) Remastered Blu-ray edition Amazon
51 Blu-ray and DVD A LEGO Brickumentary DOCUMENTARY Amazon
75 DVD Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine DOCUMENTARY Amazon
18 DVD Saving Christmas FAMILY/COMEDY | Kirk Cameron Amazon
83 DVD Seymour: An Introduction DOCUMENTARY Amazon
28 DVD Some Kind of Hate THRILLER/HORROR Amazon
60 DVD Tap World DOCUMENTARY Amazon
53 Blu-ray and DVD The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet ADVENTURE | Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
55 Blu-ray and DVD A.D. The Bible Continues Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Batman Season 3 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Black Sails Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Californication Complete series set Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Doctor Who Series 9 Part 1 Amazon
74 Blu-ray and DVD Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas TV special Amazon
69 DVD Empire Season 1 (Gold Record edition) Amazon
85 Blu-ray and DVD Getting On Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Lavalantula TV movie Amazon
  DVD Star Trek Complete series set (remastered) Amazon
  Blu-ray That '70s Show Complete series set (Blu-ray release) Amazon
81 Blu-ray and DVD Toy Story That Time Forgot TV special Amazon
  DVD Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Season 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Worricker Complete series set Amazon

November 10

poster 67 Mr. Holmes Watch Trailer

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Yes, the Holmes of the title is Sherlock, played here in his twilight years (the film is set in 1947) by Ian McKellen. Adapted from Mitch Cullin's novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, the film reunites the star with his Gods and Monsters director Bill Condon, and it looks to be an improvement on the director's last film, the misfire The Fifth Estate, though critics found McKellen's performance to be the movie's highlight.

poster 85 Tangerine Watch Trailer

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Shot on the streets of L.A. using nothing but an iPhone 5S outfitted with an anamorphic lens adapter, writer-director Sean Baker’s follow-up to 2012’s Starlet follows Sin-Dee (Kiki Kitana Rodriguez) and Alexandra (Mya Taylor), two transgender prostitutes, and an Armenian cabbie (Karren Karagulian) on Christmas Eve as Sin-Dee, just out of prison, searches for her pimp/boyfriend (James Ransone). The film was a critical hit at Sundance earlier this year.

poster 38 Terminator Genisys Watch Trailer

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Jason Clarke is the latest actor to portray John Connor in this fifth—and worst—Terminator installment, which also finds Emilia Clarke playing Sarah Connor (but does have Arnold Schwarzenegger returning as a T-800). Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) directs a story that takes place in multiple time periods, including the 1984 of the original film. It was the first Terminator release since 2009's disappointing Terminator Salvation, but this one's even more disappointing results (both critically and financially) have caused plans for additional films (and a TV show) to be put on hold.

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In one of the year's best comedies, Amy Schumer made the jump from her buzzy Comedy Central series to the big screen with a raunchy rom-com about a magazine writer whose long-held anti-monogamy views are challenged while on an assignment to profile a sports doctor (Bill Hader), with whom she finds herself clicking. Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton, LeBron James, and Brie Larson also star. Judd Apatow directs from Schumer's own screenplay.

More movie releases on November 10, 2015
  Blu-ray The Beguiled (1971) DRAMA | Clint Eastwood Amazon
  DVD Cavedigger (2013) DOCUMENTARY Amazon
74 Blu-ray and DVD Code Unknown (2000) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray Coogan's Bluff (1968) ACTION | Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb Amazon
  Blu-ray The Eiger Sanction (1975) ACTION/THRILLER | Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy Amazon
74 DVD Far From Men FOREIGN/DRAMA | Viggo Mortensen Amazon
  Blu-ray Je t'aime je t'aime (1968) FOREIGN/SCI-FI Amazon
83 Blu-ray and DVD Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck DOCUMENTARY/MUSIC (out Friday, November 13) Amazon
75 DVD Mala Mala DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  DVD Montana DRAMA/THRILLER Amazon
23 Blu-ray and DVD Pay the Ghost THRILLER/HORROR | Nicolas Cage Amazon
  Blu-ray Play Misty for Me (1971) THRILLER | Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter Amazon
34 Blu-ray and DVD Self/Less SCI-FI/THRILLER/ACTION | Ben Kingsley, Ryan Reynolds Amazon
  Blu-ray Two Men in Town (1973) FOREIGN/DRAMA | New 4k restoration Amazon
36 Blu-ray and DVD We'll Never Have Paris ROM-COM | Simon Helberg, Melanie Lynskey, Zachary Quinto Amazon
  DVD Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman DOCUMENTARY Amazon
64 Blu-ray and DVD Zarafa ANIMATION/FAMILY Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Automan Complete series set Amazon
78 Blu-ray and DVD Better Call Saul Season 1 Amazon
  DVD The Dick Van Dyke Show Complete series set (remastered) Amazon
  DVD Faerie Tale Theatre Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Foyle's War Complete series set Amazon
  Blu-ray Justice League Unlimited Complete series set (Blu-ray release) Amazon
  DVD Manimal Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Maude Season 3 Amazon
  DVD Nathan for You Seasons 1 & 2 set Amazon
75 DVD Restless Miniseries Amazon
  DVD WKRP in Cincinnati Season 4 Amazon

November 17

poster 55 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Watch Trailer

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After passing through the hands of multiple directors (Matthew Vaughn and Steven Soderbergh) and stars (George Clooney included), this big-screen adaptation of the 1960s television series finally fell to director Guy Ritchie and actors Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger). Joining those stars are Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina) and a supporting cast that includes Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Jared Harris, and Luca Calvani. The story follows CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Hammer) as they team up to stop a mysterious criminal organization. While critics seemed to like the 1960s style, many found the film as a whole surprisingly lifeless.

poster 67 The Stanford Prison Experiment Watch Trailer

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The latest from director Kyle Patrick Alvarez (C.O.G., Easier with Practice) is a dramatization of psychologist Philip Zimbardo’s (Billy Crudup) infamous 1971 experiment that recruited two dozen college students and split them up into the roles of guards and prisoners, resulting in an increasingly out-of-control situation.

More movie releases on November 17, 2015
  Blu-ray and DVD The Apu Trilogy Criterion Collection set Amazon
  Blu-ray The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki 11-movie box set Amazon
  DVD Farewell, My Lovely (1975) DRAMA | Robert Mitchum Amazon
  DVD Gringo Trails DOCUMENTARY Amazon
59 Blu-ray and DVD The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Extended Edition release Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD In Cold Blood (1967)Criterion Collection release Amazon
63 Blu-ray and DVD Jimmy's Hall DRAMA | Directed by Ken Loach Amazon
  DVD Manhattan Romance DRAMA/ROM-COM | Gaby Hoffmann, Katherine Waterston Amazon
77 Blu-ray and DVD Meru DOCUMENTARY Amazon
50 Blu-ray and DVD Trash DRAMA/COMEDY | Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara Amazon
59 DVD The Wanted 18 DOCUMENTARY Amazon
46 DVD We Are Your Friends DRAMA | Zac Efron Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD 30 for 30 Season 2 Amazon
  DVD The Brain With David Eagleman Miniseries Amazon
61 DVD Cristela Season 1 Amazon
  DVD McHale's Navy Complete series set Amazon
  DVD The Rebel Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Sgt. Bilko: The Phil Silvers Show Season 4 Amazon
74 Blu-ray and DVD Sinatra: All or Nothing At All Miniseries Amazon

November 24

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Jesse Eisenberg stars as a stoner who is actually a sleeper agent—and quite a skilled killer—in this violent action-comedy from director Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and writer Max Landis (Chronicle). Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Connie Britton, John Leguizamo, Walton Goggins, Bill Pullman, and Tony Hale also star. Reviews were all over the map; combine them all, and you get a description of the film as something like Jason Bourne meets Quentin Tarantino meets Cheech & Chong, though probably much less interesting than that sounds.

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Not every Meryl Streep film can be a winner, even when it is loaded with talent on both sides of the camera. Directed by Jonathan Demme from a script by Diablo Cody, Ricki finds Streep playing an aging rocker who long ago abandoned her family in order to pursue her dreams of stardom, but is now hoping to make amends. Streep’s real-life daughter Mamie Gummer co-stars along with Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald, and Rick Springfield.

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The latest well-reviewed animated family film from the UK's Aardman Animations (Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit) is a dialogue-free adventure that follows the titular Shaun as he decides to take the day off and have some fun. When a mix-up lands all the sheep in the Big City, they must find a way home.

More movie releases on November 24, 2015
73 DVD 1971 DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD A Child Is Waiting (1963) DRAMA | Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland Amazon
49 Blu-ray and DVD A Christmas Horror Story HORROR Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Cut Snake THRILLER | Sullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Devil's Disciple (1959) DRAMA/COMEDY | Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier Amazon
76 Blu-ray and DVD A Hard Day FOREIGN/ACTION/THRILLER Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Hurricane (1937) DRAMA | Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Ikiru (1952) Criterion Collection release Amazon
38 Blu-ray and DVD No Escape THRILLER | Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan Amazon
  Blu-ray The Quay Brothers: Collected Short Films Amazon
  DVD Radicalized DOCUMENTARY Amazon
84 Blu-ray and DVD The Square (2013) DOCUMENTARY Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Adventure Time Vol. 8 (Finn the Human) Amazon
71 DVD Inside Amy Schumer Season 3 Amazon

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