DVD Release Calendar: July 2011

  • Publish Date: June 29, 2011
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July 5

poster13 Assassins (2011) 87 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

A remake of a 1963 film, this action-filled (and often humorous) samurai epic set in 19th century Japan is a change of pace for director Takashi Miike, who is best known for horror films like Audition. Even more notable, however, is the film's closing battle scene, which clocks in at a whopping 45 minutes of continuous fighting. Critics loved it.

posterHobo with a Shotgun (2011) 55 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Based on a fake trailer contained in the movie Grindhouse, Jason Eisener's violent, B-movie style actioner stars Rutger Hauer as the titular homeless man turned vigilante. If you liked Machete, you'll probably like this too.

Other Releases on July 5, 2011
Title Netflix Metascore
Blu-ray Das Boot (1981) 2-Disc Director's Cut   n/a
Of Gods and Men (2011) French historical drama Add to Queue 86
Blu-ray Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) Hugh Grant   81
Blu-ray Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker   n/a
TV on DVD:
According to Jim Season 4 Add to Queue n/a
The Cape The Complete Series Add to Queue 54
Dynasty Season 5 Add to Queue n/a
Eureka Season 4.0   n/a
Mannix Season 5 Add to Queue n/a
McMillan & Wife Seasons 4 & 5 Add to Queue n/a
The PJs Season 2 Add to Queue n/a
JULY 8 Southland Season 2 Add to Queue 77

July 12

posterJULY 15 Arthur (2011) 36 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

A remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore comedy, Arthur stars Russell Brand as an alcoholic playboy who must choose between two women: one who comes with a fortune, and another with whom he's in love. Despite a strong supporting cast that includes Helen Mirren and Greta Gerwig, the film was a critical and commercial misfire.

posterInsidious (2011) 52 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

The creators of the Saw franchise branched out -- a bit -- with this haunted house tale about a comatose boy whose mind is trapped inside a mysterious realm known as The Further. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne star as the boy's parents; and the film, atypically for its creators, is more suspenseful than gory.

posterThe Lincoln Lawyer (2011) 63 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Matthew McConaughey stars as low-rent Los Angeles defense attorney Mickey Haller, who works out of the back of his Lincoln Continental. When Haller finds himself defending a Beverly Hills playboy accused of murder, he puts his own life in danger. The strong supporting cast for this adaptation of the Michael Connelly best-seller (part of a series of books featuring the Haller character) includes Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, and William H. Macy.

posterJULY 15 Rango (2011) 75 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

This animated comedy-western about a chameleon stranded in a desert frontier town is the first animated film for director Gore Verbinski, with computer animation from effects house Industrial Light and Magic (another first). Johnny Depp, a veteran of Verbinski's Pirates of the Caribbean series, heads the vocal cast.

Other Releases on July 12, 2011
Title Netflix Metascore
Blu-ray Brazil (1985) Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro   88
Blu-ray Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011) Music documentary   n/a
Miral (2011) Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Willem Dafoe Add to Queue 45
My Dog Tulip (2010) Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, Isabella Rossellini Add to Queue 80
[Rec] 2 (2010) Horror Add to Queue 52
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011) Thai drama Add to Queue 87
TV on DVD:
Alice Season 1   n/a
Damages Season 3   81
Entourage Season 7 Add to Queue 61
ER Season 15 Add to Queue n/a
MI-5 Volume 9 Add to Queue n/a
Robot Chicken Star Wars Episode III Add to Queue n/a

July 19

posterLimitless (2011) 59 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Bradley Cooper plays a struggling writer who is able to tap into the full potential of his brain after getting his hands on a top-secret experimental drug, only to find himself under pursuit and suffering from mysterious side effects. This thriller, which also stars Robert De Niro, was a stealth hit this spring, with its steady box office performance bringing in nearly $150 million.

Other Releases on July 19, 2011
Title Netflix Metascore
Blu-ray Amelie (2001) Audrey Tautou   69
Blu-ray Boyz N The Hood (1991) Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne   n/a
Cracks (2011) Eva Green, Maria Valverde Add to Queue 54
Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird (2011) Documentary Add to Queue 64
Satyajit Ray's The Music Room (1958) Criterion Collection   n/a
Peep World (2011) Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson, Ben Schwartz Add to Queue 27
Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (2011) Documentary Add to Queue 72
Potiche (2011) Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Fabrice Luchini Add to Queue 68
Take Me Home Tonight (2011) Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Topher Grace Add to Queue 42
TV on DVD:
Doctor Who Series 6   n/a
Melrose Place Season 6, Vol. 2 Add to Queue n/a

July 26

posterSource Code (2011) 74 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Director Duncan Jones follows his underrated, low-key 2009 debut Moon with this bigger-budget sci-fi thriller that stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier participating in a government experiment that allows him to re-live the final eight minutes of another man's life, which he does repeatedly as he attempts to gather clues that might help him prevent a major terrorist attack on Chicago. Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, and Jeffrey Wright also star.

posterTrust (2011) 60 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Friends star David Schwimmer took his second turn behind the camera to direct this dark drama, which stars Clive Owen and Catherine Keener as parents dealing with an assault on their teenage daughter by an internet predator. Critics praised the performances, though many weren't quite as fond of the story.

Other Releases on July 26, 2011
Title Netflix Metascore
Blu-ray Animal House (1978) John Belushi   n/a
Blu-ray The Blues Brothers (1980) John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd   n/a
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2011) Based on the Italian comic books Add to Queue 31
Life During Wartime (2010) Criterion Collection   69
TV on DVD:
Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe TV movie Add to Queue n/a
Epitafios Season 2 Add to Queue n/a
Jersey Shore Season 3   n/a

Comments (3)

  • Candy-Floss  

    I wonder what the longest or quickest transfer from screen to DVD or Blu-Ray?

  • MooziikMaster  

    Foo Fighters documentary coming out July 12? It's already out! I saw it at Future Shop yesterday! Maybe things come out earlier here in Canada...

  • busterkuri  

    Dylan Dog is already coming out on DVD? That was in theater for, what, 5 seconds?

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