DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: October 2019

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October 1

All movies are 2018/19 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVDDVD | Blu-rayBlu-ray | Blu-ray and DVD Both Blu-ray and DVD

poster Anna and the Apocalypse Trailers

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There might be a glut of zombie-themed entertainment these days, but Anna and the Apocalypse manages to take a somewhat novel approach: It’s a Christmas zombie musical. Ella Hunt stars as Anna, a teenager in the sleepy town of Little Haven who must fight her way through zombie hordes with her best friend John (Malcolm Cumming) to get to her high school where they hope to be safe. The second feature directed by John McPhail received fairly solid reviews when it played in theaters a year ago.

poster Chernobyl Miniseries

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Heading to disc after generating plenty of buzz when it aired over the summer, HBO's five-part dramatization of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster takes an in-depth and mostly accurate look at how the world's deadliest nuclear accident occurred, how the Soviet government responded, and how the event impacted nearby residents. (Hint: not all that well.) Jared Harris, Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Barry Keoghan, and Paul Ritter star—and no, they don't try to adopt Russian or Ukrainian accents. In any language, it was a success: Chernobyl collected 10 Emmy Awards, including one for best limited series.

poster Framing John DeLorean Trailers

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Not to be confused with today's other John DeLorean movie (the scripted Driven, starring Lee Pace as DeLorean), this hybrid film by Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce takes an unusual—and, perhaps, not entirely successful—approach to depicting the rise and fall of the maverick carmaker turned would-be cocaine smuggler. Framing takes archival footage and interviews with DeLorean's former co-workers at both General Motors and his own eponymous company as well as the FBI agents who set up his final fall from grace and combines them with reenactments of key moments of his life featuring Alec Baldwin as DeLorean (while also showing the actors as themselves in the moments prior to filming those reenactments).

poster Maiden Metacritic Must-See Trailers

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Critics think you won't find a better adventure film this year than Maiden—despite the fact that it's a documentary. Alex Holmes' film recounts how 24-year-old Tracy Edward enlisted the first-ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race in 1989.

poster Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailers

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What does Marvel do after Avengers: Endgame? Lighten up a bit. The second solo-outing for Tom Holland’s Spider-Man takes the teenager to Europe, where his attempts to avoid Nick Fury and enjoy his vacation with Ned (Jacob Batalon) and MJ (Zendaya) fail, resulting in battles with three elemental creatures, as well as an introduction to Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio. Jon Watts returns to direct what most critics see as a successful follow-up.

More movie releases on October 1, 2019
Blu-ray and DVD Coyote Lake THRILLER | Camila Mendes Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Driven DRAMA | Lee Pace, Jason Sudeikis Prime Video
Blu-ray ffolkes (1980) ACTION/THRILLER | Roger Moore, Anthony Perkins Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil FOREIGN/ACTION/DRAMA | Don Lee Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Grief of Others DRAMA | Wendy Moniz, Trevor St. John Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Itsy Bitsy HORROR/THRILLER | Bruce Davison, Denise Crosby Prime Video
DVD The Quiet One DOCUMENTARY/MUSIC Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Spider in the Web THRILLER | Ben Kingsley Prime Video
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD Black Clover SEASON 2 PART 1 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD A Certain Magical Index III SEASON 3 PART 1 Prime Video
DVD Charmed [2018] SEASON 1 Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Doom Patrol SEASON 1 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD gen:LOCK SEASON 1 Prime Video
  DVD Gunsmoke SEASON 15 VOL 1 Prime Video
  DVD Gunsmoke SEASON 15 VOL 2 Prime Video
  DVD He-Man and the Masters of the Universe COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  DVD She-Ra: Princess of Power COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
DVD Tell Me a Story SEASON 1 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime SEASON 1 PART 1 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD The Toys That Made Us SEASONS 1 & 2 Prime Video
  DVD The Truth Will Out SERIES 1 Prime Video

October 8

poster Deadwood: The Movie

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David Milch's deliciously foul-mouthed, critically acclaimed HBO western series returned this year for a belated, feature-length finale that takes place a decade later and features just about all of the original cast, including Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, John Hawkes, Anna Gunn, Robin Weigert, Brad Dourif, William Sanderson, Kim Dickens, Dayton Callie, and Gerald McRaney. It may have lost the Emmy for best made-for-television movie to Bandersnatch, but critics deemed it a worthy conclusion to a classic series.

poster Midsommar Trailers

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The reviews for Ari Aster’s follow-up to Hereditary are a bit more mixed than for his feature debut, but the film still has many enthusiastic supporters. This time the horror takes place in the bright sunshine of Sweden at a summer festival in a remote village where a young American couple (Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor) and their friends (William Jackson Harper and Will Poulter) come to take part in the festivities. Aster again uses a family tragedy as a jumping off point to examine grief, but he also investigates the toxic relationships young couples can get stuck in, as well as another unique horrifying cult.

poster Toy Story 4 Metacritic Must-See Trailers

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The fourth and likely final installment in Pixar's longest-running franchise may be the lowest-scoring release in the series, but that doesn't mean it isn't still great. The directorial debut for Josh Cooley adds Tony Hale's Forky (soon to be the star of his own Disney+ spinoff series) to a returning cast once again led by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.

More movie releases on October 8, 2019
  Blu-ray and DVD 3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg Criterion Collection 3-film set Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD American Woman DRAMA | Sienna Miller, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Annabelle Comes Home HORROR/THRILLER | McKenna Grace Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Every Time I Die THRILLER | Drew Fontiero Prime Video
  Blu-ray From Beyond the Grave (1974) HORROR/ANTHOLOGY | Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Gwen DRAMA/HORROR | Maxine Peake, Eleanor Worthington-Cox Prime Video
  Blu-ray Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) ACTION | Reg Park, Christopher Lee Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Light of My Life DRAMA | Casey Affleck, Anna Pniowsky Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Red Joan DRAMA/THRILLER | Judi Dench Prime Video
DVD Three Peaks DRAMA | (Bérénice Bejo, Alexander Fehling Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Wedding Guest THRILLER | Dev Patel, Radhika Apte Prime Video
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Black Lightning SEASON 2  
  Blu-ray and DVD Boruto: Naruto Next Generations SET 3 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Dragon Ball Super PART 9 Prime Video
  DVD Into the Badlands COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  DVD Leave It to Beaver COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  DVD Life With Lucy COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Tokyo Ghoul:re PART 2 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Vikings SEASON 5 VOL 2 Prime Video

October 15

poster The Art of Self-Defense Trailers

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A dark comedy from the writer-director of 2015's Faults, Self-Defense stars Jesse Eisenberg as a shy, mild accountant who turns to karate—with unexpected enthusiasm—after being attacked on the street. Alessandro Nivola and Imogen Poots also star. That plot description doesn't quite capture how "unpredictable," "wacky," "macabre," and "zany" the film is, according to IndieWire's Eric Kohn, who is among a number of critics who seemed to like this quirky take on the Fight Club formula when it premiered at SXSW in the spring.

More movie releases on October 15, 2019
Blu-ray and DVD 3 From Hell HORROR Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Already Gone DRAMA | Tyler Dean Flores, Seann William Scott Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD At War FOREIGN/DRAMA Prime Video
DVD Can You Keep A Secret? COMEDY | Alexandra Daddario, Tyler Hoechlin Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Crawl ACTION/ADVENTURE/HORROR | Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper Prime Video
DVD Emanuel DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) HORROR/COMEDY | Sharon Tate Prime Video
DVD Haunt HORROR/THRILLER | Katie Stevens, Will Brittain Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Häxan (1922) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Night Hunter ACTION/THRILLER | Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley, Alexandra Daddario Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Stuber ACTION/COMEDY | Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani Prime Video
DVD This Changes Everything DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD Golden Kamuy SEASON 2 Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Haunting of Hill House SEASON 1 (Extended Director's Cut) Prime Video
  DVD The Librarians COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  DVD Mom SEASON 6  
Blu-ray and DVD The Returned [French series] SEASON 2 Prime Video
  DVD SpongeBob SquarePants SEASON 10 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Twin Peaks COMPLETE TELEVISION COLLECTION (original series plus recent revival plus extras) Prime Video
  Blu-ray Ultra Q COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray Ultraman COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc and the Alchemist Knight COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video

October 22

poster David Crosby: Remember My Name Trailers

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First-time director A.J. Eaton teams with producer (and former rock journalist) Cameron Crowe for a look at the eventful life and career of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash (and CSN&Y) member. Interviews between Crowe and an entertainingly cantankerous Crosby form the bulk of the film, though they are supplemented by some less successful animated recreations of moments from Crosby's life. Nevertheless, Name appears to be a must-see for fans of Crosby's work, according to reviewers who praised the doc as "insightful" and "moving" at its Sundance debut early this year.

poster The Lion King Trailers

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It may not be necessary—or even very good—but Disney's laughing all the way to the bank. The latest in a seemingly never-ending string of "live-action" remakes of Disney animated classics, Jon Favreau's almost entirely CGI reimagining of the beloved 1994 film earned points for its cutting-edge visuals even as critics found the results rather "lifeless." Still, it grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide, so reviews seem almost irrelevant. James Earl Jones reprises his role as Simba’s father, Mufasa, and Donald Glover voices Simba. Other cast members include Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Alfre Woodard as Simba’s mother, Sarabi, Beyoncé as Nala, Simba’s friend and love interest, and Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner as Pumbaa and Timon. The soundtrack features new versions of “Circle of Life”, “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”, “Hakuna Matata”, and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, as well as an updated score from Hans Zimmer.

More movie releases on October 22, 2019
Blu-ray and DVD Angel of Mine DRAMA/THRILLER | Noomi Rapace Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Bloodline HORROR/THRILLER | Seann William Scott Prime Video
DVD The Chambermaid FOREIGN/DRAMA Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Dead Center THRILLER | Shane Carruth Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Eagle (1925) SILENT/DRAMA | Rudolph Valentino Prime Video
  Blu-ray Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? Arrow Of the Orion ANIME Prime Video
DVD The Other Story FOREIGN/DRAMA Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Return of Martin Guerre (1982) FOREIGN/DRAMA | Gerard Depardieu Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Satanic Panic HORROR/COMEDY | Hayley Griffith, Ruby Modine Prime Video
DVD The Sentence DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Strange But True THRILLER | Amy Ryan, Margaret Qualley, Greg Kinnear Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Tone-Deaf THRILLER/HORROR/COMEDY | Robert Ptarick, Amanda Crew Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD When We Were Kings (1996) Metacritic Must-See Criterion Collection release Prime Video
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray Angels of Death COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray Double Decker! Doug & Kirill COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
DVD Legacies SEASON 1  
Blu-ray and DVD NOS4A2 SEASON 1 Prime Video
DVD Press MINISERIES Prime Video
  DVD Shetland SEASON 5 Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Veronica Mars SEASON 4 Prime Video

October 29

poster Luce Trailers

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Rebounding nicely from The Cloverfield Paradox, Julius Onah directs screenwriter J.C. Lee’s adaptation of his own play, a psychological drama that chronicles the fallout from an accusation made by an African-American teacher (Octavia Spencer) against the Eritrea-born son (Kelvin Harrison Jr. of It Comes at Night) of two white, adoptive parents (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth). Critics praised the film as intelligent, unnerving, and challenging at its Sundance premiere early this year.

poster Mike Wallace Is Here Trailers

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Avi Belkin’s documentary looks at the 50-plus-year career of reporter Mike Wallace, who made his name conducting tough interviews on 60 Minutes. Relying exclusively on archival footage, Belkin attempts to find what drove Wallace, a man known to be difficult and uncompromising, while also following the evolution of broadcast media.

More movie releases on October 29, 2019
Blu-ray and DVD 10 Minutes Gone ACTION/THRILLER | Bruce Willis, Michael Chiklis Prime Video
Blu-ray Days of Wine and Roses (1962) DRAMA | Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films, 1954–1975 Criterion Collection 15-film set Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Jay Myself DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
  Blu-ray Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) DRAMA | James Cagney, Dorothy Malone Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Matewan (1987) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Them That Follow THRILLER | Walton Goggins, Alice Englert  
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Animal Babies: First Year on Earth MINISERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray Charlie's Angels COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  DVD Crazy Ex-Girlfriend SEASON 4  
Blu-ray and DVD A Discovery of Witches SEASON 1 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Goblin Slayer SEASON 1 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD How Not to Summon a Demon Lord COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  DVD Queens of Mystery SERIES 1 Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Warrior SEASON 1 Prime Video

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