DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: October 2015

  • Publish Date: October 1, 2015
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poster 66 Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Watch Trailer

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Joss Whedon's slightly lesser sequel to 2012‘s The Avengers follows Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as they try to clean up after one of their own, Tony Stark, after his peacekeeping program (voiced by James Spader) goes rogue. Joining returning stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson are Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Andy Serkis.

October 6

poster 81 Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

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Prolific director Alex Gibney's look inside the controversial Church of Scientology (based on Lawrence Wright's book) debuted in theaters and on HBO this spring to widespread praise from critics. The film received seven Emmy nominations and won three times, including for best documentary.

poster 60 Magic Mike XXL Watch Trailer

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Steven Soderbergh doesn't direct this less substantial sequel to his 2012 male stripper hit Magic Mike, ceding those duties to first-timer Gregory Jacobs. But Soderbergh returns as cinematographer and editor, and stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, and Gabriel Iglesias also return, joined by Amber Heard, Elizabeth Banks, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell, Michael Strahan, and Donald Glover.

poster 74 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Watch Trailer

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The winner of both top awards (one from the jury, the other from audiences) at this year's Sundance festival, this second directorial effort from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is both a charmer and a tearjerker in its tale of a high school senior (Greg Gaines), his best (and only) friend Earl (RJ Cyler), and their new acquaintance (Olivia Cooke), who is suffering from leukemia.

poster 68 People Places Things Watch Trailer

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Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) stars as Will, a graphic novelist and teacher who discovers his longtime girlfriend and the mother of his children (Stephanie Allynne) cheating on him on his twin daughters’ fifth birthday. Even after a year, Will hasn’t put his life together, but being a single father becomes more promising when one of his students (The Daily Show's Jessica Williams) introduces him to her mother (Regina Hall). Written and directed by Jim Strouse (The Winning Season, Grace Is Gone), the film is yet another Sundance hit, having earned good reviews when it premiered at the festival in January.

poster 71 When Marnie Was There Watch Trailer

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Famed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli’s 20th (and possibly final) feature film is based on Joan G. Robinson’s 1967 children’s novel about a lonely girl named Anna who meets an unexpected friend in Marnie. In this English-language update, Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Kathy Bates, John C. Reilly, Ellen Burstyn, Geena Davis, Catherine O’Hara, and Vanessa Williams provide the voices.

More movie releases on October 6, 2015
62 Blu-ray and DVD 10,000 Saints DRAMA | Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield Amazon
33 Blu-ray and DVD Air SCI-FI/THRILLER | Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou Amazon
72 Blu-ray and DVD Alléluia FOREIGN/DRAMA/THRILLER Amazon
54 DVD Awake: The Life of Yogananda DOCUMENTARY Amazon
63 DVD Batkid Begins DOCUMENTARY Amazon
37 Blu-ray and DVD Burying The Ex HORROR/COMEDY | Directed by Joe Dante Amazon
74 DVD Creep DRAMA/HORROR | Mark Duplass Amazon
39 Blu-ray and DVD Dark Places DRAMA/THRILLER | Chloe Grace Moretz, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult Amazon
56 Blu-ray and DVD Escobar: Paradise Lost DRAMA | Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson Amazon
  DVDFinal Girl ACTION/THRILLER | Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley Amazon
69 DVD Fresh Dressed DOCUMENTARY Amazon
57 Blu-ray and DVD In the Courtyard FOREIGN/DRAMA/COMEDY Amazon
52 Blu-ray and DVD Insidious: Chapter 3 HORROR Amazon
32 DVD Lucky Stiff COMEDY | Jason Alexander Amazon
56 Blu-ray and DVD Manglehorn DRAMA | Al Pacino, Holly Hunter Amazon
77 Blu-ray and DVD My Own Private Idaho (1991) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  DVD Pod HORROR/THRILLER Amazon
50 Blu-ray and DVD Road Hard COMEDY | Adam Carolla Amazon
32 Blu-ray and DVD The Stranger HORROR/THRILLER Amazon
65 Blu-ray and DVD We Are Still Here HORROR Amazon
54 DVD What We Did On Our Holiday DRAMA/COMEDY | David Tennant, Rosamund Pike Amazon
  DVD Windsor Drive THRILLER Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Adventure Time Vol. 10 Amazon
69 Blu-ray and DVD American Horror Story: Freak Show Amazon
  DVD Avatar: The Last Airbender Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Brickleberry Season 3 Amazon
  DVD The Code Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Duck Dynasty Season 8 Amazon
  DVD Grace Under Fire Complete series set Amazon
49 DVD Happyish Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Last of the Summer Wine Vintage 2005 Amazon
65 Blu-ray and DVD The Leftovers Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Little House on the Prairie Season 7 (remastered) Amazon
  DVD Mission: Impossible Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Party Down Complete series set Amazon
77 Blu-ray and DVD Penny Dreadful Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Reign Season 2 Amazon
53 Blu-ray and DVD Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! TV movie Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD South Park Season 18 Amazon
46 Blu-ray and DVD Tut Miniseries Amazon
81 Blu-ray and DVD Vikings Season 3 Amazon
  DVD The Wonder Years Complete series set Amazon

October 13

poster 72 Dope Watch Trailer

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The fourth and best feature from writer-director Rick Famuyiwa is set in a dangerous Inglewood, Calif. neighborhood, though it's more House Party than Boyz n the Hood. The comedy follows a trio of young geeks whose attempt to survive their high school years and go off to college is jeopardized by a chance invitation to an underground party and a bag of drugs.

poster 43 San Andreas Watch Trailer

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For fans of bad movies, San Andreas probably isn't quite enough of a disaster to make it worthwhile, though the film certainly isn't bereft of spectacle. Dwayne Johnson reunites with his Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director, Brad Peyton, for a film that imagines (and graphically depicts) what might happen if the Big One finally hit California. Johnson plays a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot who teams up with his estranged wife (Carla Gugino) to save their only daughter (Alexandra Daddario).

poster 60 Tomorrowland Watch Trailer

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Speaking of disasters: Pixar veteran Brad Bird’s second live-action feature (following 2011’s Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) tells the story of a former boy genius played by George Clooney, a curious teenager played by Britt Robertson, and a mythical place called Tomorrowland (which bears a not-coincidental resemblance to the one in Disney's theme parks). Hugh Laurie, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, and Keegan-Michael Key also star. Written by Bird and Damon Lindelof (Lost), the tonally inconsistent film is easily one of 2015's biggest disappointments (as well its biggest box office flop).

More movie releases on October 13, 2015
69 DVD Above and Beyond DOCUMENTARY Amazon
35 Blu-ray and DVD After Words DRAMA | Marcia Gay Harden) Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Brood (1979) Criterion Collection release Amazon
64 Blu-ray and DVD Call Me Lucky DOCUMENTARY Amazon
30 Blu-ray and DVD The Gallows HORROR/THRILLER Amazon
46 Blu-ray and DVD The Little Death DRAMA/COMEDY Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD A Special Day (1977) Criterion Collection release Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD The 100 Season 2 Amazon
56 DVD Ascension Miniseries Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Bates Motel Season 3 Amazon
  DVD The Bionic Woman Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Brain Games Season 6 Amazon
  DVD Dexter Complete series set Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Following Season 3 Amazon
69 DVD Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Season 1 Amazon
  DVD The Good Witch Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Impractical Jokers Season 3 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Indian Summers Season 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Justified Complete series set Amazon
83 Blu-ray and DVD Mad Men Season 7 Part 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Mad Men Complete series set Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Maison Close Season 2 Amazon
62 Blu-ray and DVD Matador Season 1 Amazon
  DVD The Six Million Dollar Man Complete series set Amazon
66 DVD Wayward Pines Season 1 Amazon
  DVD When Calls The Heart Year 2 Amazon

October 20

poster 59 Jurassic World Watch Trailer

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The fourth film in the Jurassic Park franchise takes place 22 years after the events of the original Jurassic Park and itself arrives 14 years since the somewhat forgettable previous film in the series. Here, Isla Nublar is a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, but corporate greed has resulted in humans playing god once again and creating a dinosaur hybrid called Indominus Rex—a beast that threatens the park's paying customers and its employees (Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio). Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) takes over as director, and his first big-budget film is fairly enjoyable if unsubstantial, say critics. It was also a dinosaur-sized hit, grossing more money worldwide than any other film in history not named Avatar or Titanic.

poster 76 Testament of Youth Watch Trailer

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TV director James Kent (The White Queen) makes his feature debut with this British coming-of-age drama that follows a young woman (Ex Machina's Alicia Vikander) living through the first World War. Dominic West, Emily Watson, Kit Harington, and Taron Egerton also star.

poster 75 The Wolfpack Watch Trailer

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The other major Sundance winner this year—this time in the documentary competition—features a rather unusual subject: the youngest members of the Angulo family. The seven siblings, now ranging in age from 16-23, were kept inside their apartment by their overprotective mother and Hare Krishna father for virtually their entire childhoods (sometimes going a year at a time without seeing the outside), and spent much of their free time watching movies. Some critics have compared the film to Grey Gardens for its peek inside a highly dysfunctional household.

poster 68 Z for Zachariah Watch Trailer

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Director Craig Zobel’s follow-up to 2012‘s controversial Compliance is an adaptation of Robert C. O’Brien’s 1974 book about the last man and woman on Earth. Margot Robbie plays Ann, a religious woman who nurses Chiwetel Ejiofor’s John Loomis, a scientist, back to health. What’s different in Nissar Modi’s script is the arrival of Caleb (Chris Pine), a miner who has survived underground. The film split critics when it premiered at Sundance in January, though it scored slightly better upon its August release.

More movie releases on October 20, 2015
  DVD Capital C DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' ANIMATION Amazon
77 Blu-ray and DVD Güeros FOREIGN/COMEDY Amazon
48 DVD Hungry Hearts DRAMA/THRILLER | Adam Driver Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Kwaidan (1965) Criterion Collection release Amazon
51 Blu-ray and DVD Meet Me in Montenegro COMEDY Amazon
37 Blu-ray and DVD The Vatican Tapes THRILLER/HORROR | Michael Peña, Dougray Scott Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
66 DVD The Bomb TV movie Amazon
  DVD Chasing Shadows Season 1 Amazon
  DVD The Facts of Life Season 7 Amazon
  DVD Hotel Complete series set Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD King of the Hill Season 13 Amazon
59 Blu-ray and DVD The Making of the Mob Season 1 Amazon
75 DVD Mike Tyson Mysteries Season 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Nurse Jackie Season 7 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Olympus Season 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Peaky Blinders Season 1 Amazon

October 27

poster 77 The Gift Watch Trailer

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Actor/writer Joel Edgerton makes his feature directorial debut with this well-reviewed thriller in which the peaceful life of Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) is upset by a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s past. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters proves troubling, a horrifying secret is uncovered, and Robyn begins to wonder who her husband is.

poster 81 Mulholland Drive (2001)

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David Lynch's enigmatic 2001 classic has been remastered in 4K for this new Criterion Collection release. The set features new interviews with Lynch, composer Angelo Badalamenti, stars Naomi Watts and Justin Theroux, and more.

poster 57 Southpaw Watch Trailer

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Phenomenal, it's not. Despite a screenplay by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, The Shield) and direction from Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer), critics seem unimpressed by the silver screen's latest boxing story. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a champion fighter who loses everything important in his life and must climb back to the top with the help of a veteran trainer played by Forest Whitaker. The soundtrack is executive produced by Eminem, who at one time was slated to star in the film.

More movie releases on October 27, 2015
73 DVD A Borrowed Identity FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
5 Blu-ray and DVD The Human Centipede III: The Final Sequence Somehow not the worst movie of 2015 Amazon
47 Blu-ray and DVD Max DRAMA/ADVENTURE | Josh Wiggins Amazon
27 Blu-ray and DVD Pixels ACTION/SCI-FI/COMEDY | Adam Sandler, Peter Dinklage, Kevin James, Pac-Man Amazon
52 DVD Sunset Edge DRAMA/THRILLER Amazon

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