DVD Release Calendar: September 2011

  • Publish Date: August 27, 2011
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August 30

posterMadea's Big Happy Family 45 Add to Netflix Queue

What part of "It's a Tyler Perry movie" do you not understand? Middling reviews, Perry in drag, solid box office receipts ... we could go on, but by this point, you know the formula.

posterProm 50 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Disney's high school rom-com centers on prom night for a group of students that includes Aimee Teegarden. Though it probably made more sense when it came out in April, you could always save the DVD for next spring.

More new releases on August 30, 2011
  The 5th Quarter Sports drama Add to Queue
  Bereavement Horror/thriller Add to Queue
57 Forks Over Knives Documentary Add to Queue
66 If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Documentary Add to Queue
65 In a Better World Oscar-winning foreign drama Add to Queue
48 The Perfect Host Clayne Crawford, David Hyde Pierce, Nathaniel Parker Add to Queue
51 Skateland 1980s period drama Add to Queue
Older movies debuting on Blu-ray
  Blood Simple (1984) Coen brothers' debut  
66 Miller's Crossing (1990) Gabriel Byrne, John Turturro  
55 Raising Arizona (1990) Holly Hunter, Nicolas Cage  
TV on DVD
  90210 The Complete 3rd Season  
75 Cougar Town The Complete 2nd Season  
  Desperate Housewives The Complete 7th Season  
63 Detroit 1-8-7 Season 1  
  House Season 7  
  iCarly Season 3  
  Meet the Browns Season 1 Vol. 1  
66 Nikita The Complete 1st Season  
  Parenthood Season 2  
48 Running Wilde Season 1  
84 Sons of Anarchy Season 3  
  The Vampire Diaries The Complete 2nd Season  
  Wonders of the Universe  

September 6

posterEverything Must Go 65 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Will Ferrell takes a serious turn as the anti-hero at the heart of this dark indie dramedy based on a Raymond Carver short story about an alcoholic who decides to sell all his possessions in a yard sale after he is fired from his job and his wife tosses him out of the house.

posterHanna 65 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Director Joe Wright's (Atonement) first attempt at an action film didn't quite win over every critic and moviegoer (though count us among the film's fans). Saoirse Ronan impresses as a teenage girl who was raised by her rogue CIA agent father to be a perfect assassin and must now track her first target across Europe while being pursued by a ruthless rival. Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, and Olivia Williams also star, and the film is soundtracked by the Chemical Brothers.

posterParks and Recreation: Season 3 83

Probably the funniest show on network television at the moment, the Amy Poehler-starring Parks & Rec reached new heights in an Emmy-nominated third season that added Rob Lowe and Adam Scott to the permanent cast and included tiny horses, the introduction of Snake Juice, and a fancy party. The season's DVD set includes deleted scenes and extended versions of three episodes, including the classics "Harvest Festival" and "Li'l Sebastian."

poster[Sep. 9] X-Men: First Class 65 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

This Matthew Vaughn-directed prequel achieved a semi-successful reboot of the X-Men franchise when it arrived in theaters earlier this summer, grossing less than all but the original X-Men movie but rebounding from 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine 43 in terms of quality. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender star.

More new releases on September 6, 2011
  Across the Wide Missouri (1951) Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban  
  Adventure (1945) Clark Gable, Greer Garson  
  Any Number Can Play (1949) Clark Gable, Alexis Smith  
88 The Arbor Documentary Add to Queue
  Assassination Games Jean-Claude Van Damme Add to Queue
52 A Horrible Way to Die Horror Add to Queue
  House (1986) William Katt, Richard Moll Add to Queue
  House II: The Second Story (1987) Arye Gross, John Ratzenberger Add to Queue
  The Hucksters (1947) Clark Gable, Sydney Greenstreet  
  Lone Star (1952) Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford  
  Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988) George Clooney, John Astin Add to Queue
63 Vidal Sassoon: The Movie Documentary Add to Queue
Older movies debuting on Blu-ray
  Dressed to Kill (1980) Angie Dickinson, Michael Caine, Dennis Franz  
  Children of the Corn (1984) Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton  
  Hellraiser (1987)  
  Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)  
  The Hills Have Eyes (1977) Directed by Wes Craven  
  Straw Dogs (1971) Dustin Hoffman, Susan George  
90 United 93 (2006) Directed by Paul Greengrass  
TV on DVD
  Criminal Minds Season 6  
42 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Season 1  
77 Fringe Season 3  
  Mike Hammer The Complete Series  
65 No Ordinary Family Season 1  
  The Office Season 7  
  Police Story Season 1  
  Sigmund and the Sea Monsters Season 1  
  Two and a Half Men Season 8  

September 13

poster1991: The Year Punk Broke

A 20-year-old alternative rock documentary that follows Sonic Youth on a two-week tour of European festivals, The Year Punk Broke is notable for its footage of then little-known opening act Nirvana, and also includes performances by Dinosaur Jr., Babes In Toyland, and The Ramones (not that Sonic Youth isn't a draw in itself). This first-ever DVD release adds an hour of additional material.

poster[Sep. 16] Star Wars: The Complete Saga [Blu-ray]

You don't have to buy them again, but you probably will. All six Star Wars films come to Blu-ray for the first time, and there are even more extras in the package, including never-before-released deleted and alternate scenes for the original three movies and some classic making-of documentaries. Of course, George Lucas being George Lucas, there are some changes to the actual films too, with the most notable being the replacement of the puppet version of Yoda in The Phantom Menace with a new CGI version. Fortunately, you can also buy just the good trilogy (IV-VI) if you prefer. Or you can just wait for a future reissue that no doubt will have even more bonus features lacking in this and the previous editions.

posterThor 57 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

Director Kenneth Branagh, best known for his Shakespeare adaptations, was the unconventional choice to helm this big-budget action film based on the Marvel comic, but it was enough of a hit that a sequel is coming in 2013. Australian soap opera star Chris Hemsworth (also a somewhat unexpected name) plays the title character, a superhero who also happens to be the Norse god of thunder, exiled to live among humans after his reckless actions incite a war in Asgard. Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins also star.

More new releases on September 13, 2011
77 Bill Cunningham New York Documentary Add to Queue
64 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Documentary Add to Queue
45 Hesher Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman, Rainn Wilson Add to Queue
82 Incendies Oscar-nominated Canadian drama Add to Queue
13 Love, Wedding, Marriage Mandy Moore Add to Queue
85 Meek's Cutoff Western directed by Kelly Reichardt Add to Queue
85 Nostalgia for the Light Documentary Add to Queue
75 Wishful Drinking Carrie Fisher's one-woman show, filmed for HBO Add to Queue
Older movies debuting on Blu-ray  
  Citizen Kane (1941) 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition  
61 The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) James Caviezel, Guy Pearce  
  Les Cousins (1959) Criterion Collection  
  The Frighteners (1996) Michael J. Fox  
  Halloween II (1981) Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence  
  Manhunter (1986) William Petersen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina  
69 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson  
83 Trainspotting (1996) Ewan McGregor  
TV on DVD  
  The Big Bang Theory Season 4  
70 Blue Bloods Season 1  
  Blue Mountain State Season 2  
58 Camelot Season 1  
88 Community Season 2  
  Glee Season 2  
89 The Good Wife Season 2  
  Grey's Anatomy Season 7  
  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 6  
46 Outsourced Season 1  
  Private Practice Season 4  
  Rescue Me Seasons 6 and 7  
  Sanctuary Season 3  
57 Spartacus: Gods of the Arena  
  Supernatural Season 6  

September 20

posterBridesmaids 75 Add to Netflix Queue Watch Trailer

This summer's surprise hit, the Judd Apatow-produced Bridesmaids proved that women could do raunchy, R-rated comedy as well as the guys. Kristen Wiig (who also co-wrote) stars as a single woman in her thirties who feels like the odd one out in her best friend's (Maya Rudolph) wedding party. It's the first—but certainly not the last—film directed by TV veteran Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks).

More new releases on September 20, 2011
60 Bride Flight Dutch period drama Add to Queue
77 Circo Documentary Add to Queue
  Setup Straight-to-DVD heist film starring Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe  
57 Today's Special Aasif Mandvi, Jess Weixler Add to Queue
  We Are the Night German vampire movie Add to Queue
Older movies debuting on Blu-ray
  Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) 50th Anniversary Edition  
  Dead Heat (1988) Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Vincent Price  
  Dumbo (1941) Two-Disc 70th Anniversary Edition  
74 The Others (2001) Nicole Kidman  
29 Scary Movie 2 (2001) Anna Faris, Tori Spelling, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans  
49 Scary Movie 3 (2003) Anna Faris, Charlie Sheen  
  Vamp (1986) Grace Jones, Chris Makepeace  
TV on DVD
56 Body of Proof Season 1  
  Castle Season 3  
  Degrassi: The Next Generation Season 10, Part 2  
57 Happy Endings Season 1  
65 Hawaii Five-0 Season 1  
59 How to Make It in America Season 1  
64 Hung Season 2  
50 The Kennedys Miniseries  
64 Law & Order: Los Angeles Season 1  
  The Mentalist Season 3  
63 Mike & Molly Season 1  
  Modern Family Season 2  
75 Raising Hope Season 1  

September 27

posterCarlos [Criterion Collection] 94

Whether you classify it as a movie (it screened in theaters in the U.S. last year, and wound up on numerous film critic top ten lists) or a television show (it originated as a French TV miniseries and earned an Emmy nomination this year for its U.S. run on Sundance), Carlos is one of the most acclaimed pieces of filmed entertainment in recent years. The five-and-a-half-hour drama directed by Olivier Assayas traces the life of infamous terrorist Carlos the Jackal, played by an excellent Edgar Ramirez.

More new releases on September 27, 2011
  All She Can Sports drama Add to Queue
25 The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman Chinese action-comedy Add to Queue
  Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos Stand-up performance Add to Queue
63 L'amour fou Documentary about Yves Saint-Laurent Add to Queue
34 The Ledge Charlie Hunnam, Terrence Howard, Liv Tyler Add to Queue
65 Viva Riva! African thriller Add to Queue
Older movies debuting on Blu-ray
  Ben-Hur (1959) 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition  
  Footloose (1984) Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow, Lori Singer  
55 Mimic (1997) Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin  
TV on DVD
  Army Wives Season 5  
  Bored to Death Season 2  
  The Cleveland Show Season 2  
  CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 11  
  CSI: Miami Season 9  
  CSI: NY Season 7  
  Dawson's Creek The Complete Series  
81 The Hour BBC miniseries  
  How I Met Your Mother Season 6  
  The King of Queens The Complete Series  
  Kojak Season 2  
  Law & Order: SVU Season 12  
  Married... With Children The Complete Series  
  The Middle Season 2  
  Sister Wives Season 2, Vol. 1  

Comments (1)

  • ret  

    Hey! We're a week into October! How about updating the DVD release calendar? It's still showing the schedule for August and September.

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