DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: October 2017

  • Publish Date: October 3, 2017
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October 3

All movies are 2016/17 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVDDVD | Blu-rayBlu-ray | Blu-ray and DVD Both Blu-ray and DVD

poster The Book of Henry Trailers

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Director Colin Trevorrow’s post-Jurassic World project is a return to his small-scale roots (Safety Not Guaranteed), albeit without any of the same success. This sentimental drama stars Naomi Watts as a single mother raising two boys—Henry, a genius played by Jaeden Lieberher, and Peter (Jacob Tremblay). After discovering Henry’s plan to right a wrong occurring in the house next door, Watts' Susan takes it upon herself to enact the plan. Critics dismissed the summer release as "schmaltzy" and "manipulative," and found it hampered by a few too many bizarre plot twists.

poster A Ghost Story Trailers

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Here's a more successful example of a director returning to his indie roots. After wrapping the big budget Pete’s Dragon, director David Lowery pivoted with this unique story of a man who watches over his grieving wife and, as time passes, haunts his former home. Reuniting his Ain’t Them Bodies Saints stars, Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck (who spends most of the movie under a sheet), Lowery earned one of the highest Metascores at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

poster The Ornithologist Trailers

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This challenging but hugely acclaimed feature from writer-director João Pedro Rodrigues (The Last Time I Saw Macao) centers on Fernando (Paul Hamy), the titular ornithologist. He’s looking for black storks in a nature reserve in northern Portugal when his kayak gets caught in the rapids. Discovered by a pair of Chinese women who decide to tie him up, Fernando’s bizarre and challenging journey is only just beginning as the director puts a queer twist on the story of Saint Anthony of Padua.

poster Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailers

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The fifth (and with any luck final) film in the series finds Johnny Depp’s Sparrow dealing with ghost pirates led by Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem). It's the English-language debut for Norwegian directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki), and it is also the lowest-scoring entry in the franchise to date.

poster The Wizard of Lies

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Robert De Niro stars as Bernie Madoff in this HBO biopic tracing the financier's recent fall from grace. Barry Levinson directs a cast that also includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Lily Rabe, and Hank Azaria. The film picked up four Emmy nominations, though it failed to win in any category.

More movie releases on October 3, 2017
DVD 6 Days ACTION/THRILLER | Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish Amazon
DVD 13 Minutes FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Atomica SCI-FI/THRILLER | Dominic Monaghan, Tom Sizemore Amazon
DVD The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography DOCUMENTARY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Churchill DRAMA | Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD City of Ghosts DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Cult of Chucky HORROR [straight-to-video release] Amazon
  DVD Diana: Seven Days That Shook The World DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Don't Torture A Duckling (1972) FOREIGN/HORROR Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Farthest: Voyager in Space DOCUMENTARY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Goon: Last of the Enforcers SPORTS/COMEDY | Jay Baruchel, Seann William Scott Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray The Hidden (1987) SCI-FI/THRILLER | Kyle MacLachlan Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Jackals HORROR/THRILLER | Deborah Kara Unger, Stephen Dorff Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Layover COMEDY | Alexandra Daddario, Kate Upton Amazon
  Blu-ray Lost Horizon (1937) DRAMA/ADVENTURE [4K remaster] Amazon
DVD Mr. Gaga DOCUMENTARY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Realive SCI-FI/DRAMA | Tom Hughes Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Survivalist SCI-FI/DRAMA/THRILLER | Martin McCann Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Vampyr (1932) Criterion Collection release Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD A Woman's Life FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD 2 Broke Girls SEASON 6 Amazon
  DVD 2 Broke Girls COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD American Horror Story SEASON 6 (ROANOKE) Amazon
DVD Berlin Station SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD Heartland SEASON 6 Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD House of Cards SEASON 5 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD iZombie SEASON 3 Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Loch Ness SERIES 1 Amazon
DVD The Son SEASON 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Vikings SEASON 4 PART 2 Amazon
  DVD When Calls the Heart YEAR 4 Amazon

October 10

poster Baby Driver Trailers

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Imagine a musical version of a Fast and Furious film. Now imagine that it's good—maybe even great. The result would be something like Edgar Wright's Baby Driver. The writer-director's sixth film and first since 2013’s The World’s End tells the story of a young, tinitus-suffering getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who meets the love of his life (Lily James) and tries to get out from under his evil boss (Kevin Spacey). Look for supporting turns from Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, and Eiza González.

poster The Beguiled Trailers

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Writer-director Sofia Coppola’s first feature since 2013’s The Bling Ring won her the Best Director prize at Cannes in May. A remake of Don Siegel’s 1971 film (based on Thomas Cullinan’s novel) that starred Clint Eastwood as an injured Union soldier who finds refuge and then trouble at a girls boarding school in Louisiana, Coppola’s version stars Colin Farrell as the soldier and Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning as the not-to-be-underestimated objects of his desire.

poster The House Trailers

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SNL veterans Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler reunite to star as desperate parents who attempt to rebuild their daughter's college fund by starting an illegal casino in their basement. Jason Mantzoukas and Nick Kroll also star for first-time director Andrew J. Cohen (screenwriter of Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and Neighbors). Despite the plentiful on-screen talent (including appearances by Rob Huebel, Jeremy Renner, Andrea Savage, Allison Tolman, and Michaela Watkins), the film is pretty much a disaster, say critics.

poster The Lure Trailers

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This year's only Polish mermaid vampire musical (so far) earned director Agnieszka Smoczynska a Special Jury Award for Unique Vision and Design at last year's Sundance, and now arrives on disc as a Criterion Collection release. The Lure follows cannibalistic mermaid sisters Silver (Marta Mazurek) and Golden (Michalina Olszanska), who take human form when they meet a family of musicians. Soon, they’re working at a dance club, where Silver falls for a man while Golden tries (and fails) to repress her thirst for human flesh. This unique fairy-tale blends musical numbers and horror to explore exploitation, sexuality and the difficulties of growing up.

More movie releases on October 10, 2017
  DVD Diana: In Her Own Words DOCUMENTARY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Fallen FANTASY/THRILLER | Addison Timlin Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Heartstone FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray Kill Baby Kill (1966) FOREIGN/HORROR Amazon
DVD Maudie DRAMA | Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Othello (1951) Criterion Collection release Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Pilgrimage ACTION/ADVENTURE | Tom Holland, Richard Armitage Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Wish Upon HORROR/THRILLER/FANTASY | Ryan Phillippe Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Drawn Together COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD Duck Dynasty COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD Dynasty COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD Everybody Hates Chris COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD Good Witch SEASON 3 Amazon
  DVD Impractical Jokers SEASON 5 Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Leftovers SEASON 3 Amazon
  DVD Reign SEASON 4 Amazon
  DVD Reign COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD ReLIFE SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD Sharpe SEASON 2 (REMASTERED) Amazon
  DVD SpongeBob SquarePants SEASON 9 Amazon
  DVD The Women of Brewster Place MINISERIES Amazon

October 17

poster Girls Trip Trailers

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Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish play lifelong friends who travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Malcolm D. Lee's (The Best Man, The Best Man Holiday) raunchy road-trip comedy is pleasurable and very funny even if its plot details fail to surprise, according to critics.

poster Lady Macbeth Trailers

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In his feature debut, director William Oldroyd relocates Nikolai Leskov's 1865 novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District to 19th century Northumberland, England. The story concerns Katherine (Florence Pugh), a young woman forced to marry the middle-aged heir to a coal mine fortune. As the title indicates, violence soon creeps into this intense thriller with a star-making performance by Pugh.

poster Landline Trailers

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Director Gillian Robespierre re-teams with her Obvious Child star, Jenny Slate, for this 1995-set story about two sisters, Dana (Slate) and Ali (Abby Quinn), who suspect their father (John Turturro) is having an affair. As they try to uncover the truth, keep it from their mom (Edie Falco), and deal with their own issues, they find themselves bonding for the first time. While not as well-reviewed as their first outing, the latest from Robespierre and Slate should please fans of their first effort.

poster Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailers

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Spider-Man's new home—as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe—appears to be a welcome one, if that Metascore is any indication. When the new Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, made his first appearance in Captain America: Civil War, the emphasis was on the fact that Peter Parker was a teenager, not ready to do battle with the big boys. Director Jon Watts (Cop Car) continues this theme as he grounds the action in familiar teen movie tropes and introduces Michael Keaton as the villain Adrian Toomes/Vulture.

More movie releases on October 17, 2017
  Blu-ray and DVD Barry Lyndon (1975) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Batman vs. Two-Face ANIMATION | Adam West, William Shatner Amazon
DVD The Midwife FOREIGN/DRAMA | Catherine Deneuve Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Red Christmas HORROR/THRILLER | Dee Wallace Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Shot Caller DRAMA/THRILLER | Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Amazon
DVD The Skyjacker's Tale DOCUMENTARY Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD A Very Sordid Wedding COMEDY | Bonnie Bedelia, Leslie Jordan Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Wilde Wedding COMEDY | Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
Blu-ray and DVD American Gods SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD Ancient Aliens SEASON 10 VOL 1 Amazon
DVD The Good Place SEASON 1 Amazon
  DVD Green Acres COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD Harts of the West COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD Man With a Camera COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD Marcella SERIES 1 Amazon
  DVD Rhoda SEASON 5 Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Samurai Jack SEASON 5 Amazon
  Blu-ray Samurai Jack COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD Top Gear America SEASON 1 Amazon

October 24

poster Annabelle: Creation Trailers

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This origin story for the creepy doll introduced in The Conjuring is a major improvement on its predecessor, Annabelle, in every way. Directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out), the film chronicles the strange happenings at the home of a doll maker (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife (Miranda Otto) whose possessed creation preys on the orphans they have invited into their home.

poster An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Trailers

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It's easy to dismiss most sequels as unnecessary. But this one? Not so much. With fewer PowerPoint slides but just as much passion, Al Gore attempts to further educate the masses about climate change in this follow-up to the award-winning 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth. Critics were divided on its effectiveness back at its Sundance unveiling in January, but the film has since been updated—mainly to reflect the harm caused by the Trump administration.

poster Personal Shopper Trailers

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Kristen Stewart’s second collaboration with writer-director Olivier Assayas did not earn glowing reviews at last year's Cannes like Clouds of Sils Maria before it, but the existential ghost story did win Assayas his first Cannes honor (a Best Director prize shared with Cristian Mungiu). Stewart plays the title character, Maureen, who is in Paris waiting for a sign from her deceased twin brother.

poster War for the Planet of the Apes Trailers

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After revealing Caesar’s origins in Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes and exploring his struggle to keep the peace in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, this third film finds Caesar fighting for the survival of his species against a group of humans led by Woody Harrelson’s Colonel. With excellent reviews—the best in the trilogy so far—director Matt Reeves and actor Andy Serkis bring the latest Planet of the Apes series to a rousing close.

More movie releases on October 24, 2017
Blu-ray and DVD Afterimage FOREIGN/DRAMA | directed by Andrzej Wajda Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Bushwick ACTION-ADVENTURE | Dave Bautista, Brittany Snow Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD The Good Catholic DRAMA/COMEDY | John C. McGinley, Danny Glover Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Where's the Money COMEDY | Andrew Bachelor Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD The Durrells in Corfu SEASON 2 Amazon
  DVD The Incredible Dr. Pol SEASON 11 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Midsomer Murders SERIES 19 PART 2 Amazon
  DVD Teen Wolf SEASON 6 PART 2 Amazon
  DVD Teen Wolf COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD Vera SET 7 Amazon
  Blu-ray The Walking Dead SEASON 7 (LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY) Amazon

October 31

poster The Dark Tower Trailers

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In a busy year of mostly solid Stephen King adaptations, The Dark Tower stands out for being terrible. This long-delayed, decade-in-development adaptation of Stephen King's massive book series of the same name blends sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and western genres—and the result is even more of a mess than that sounds. (In its defense, it certainly isn't the first bad Stephen King adaptation.) Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey star for director Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair), who earned the job after both J.J. Abrams and Ron Howard dropped out.

More movie releases on October 31, 2017
Blu-ray and DVD Kidnap ACTION/THRILLER | Halle Berry Amazon
Blu-ray Scarecrow (1973) DRAMA | Gene Hackman, Al Pacino Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD As Time Goes By COMPLETE SERIES (REMASTERED) Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Humans SEASON 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Orphan Black COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
Blu-ray and DVD Outcast SEASON 1 Amazon

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