Video Releases

Video Releases For July, August, September

Dramas and some good comedies are on the list for titles released on DVD/Blu-ray.  Most of the releases are of films that came out in the months starting this year with a smattering of Oscar nominated films. Hot blockbusters like The Boss and The Finest Hours with a mix of some wild and wicked films like Hardcore Harry. Most of the films may also be available on VOD so check with your favorite download site.  We will be reviewing select titles so check back to get opinions from our writing staff.  You might also discover a gem that you didn’t know existed or a hilarious comedy to brighten your day. Whether you’re on the lookout for horror, action-adventure, drama, comedy, crime or lifestyles— the list below has a lot to offer.

JULY 2016

July 5, 2016

Search Party- Blu-ray/DVD

SEARCH PARTY  When the love of his life (Shannon Woodward) jilts him at the altar thanks to his hard partying pals Jason (T.J. Miller) and Evan (Adam Pally), Nardo (Thomas Middleditch) follows her down to Mexico where he’s carjacked and left naked in the middle of nowhere. Reluctantly summoning Jason and Evan to help reunite him with his runaway bride-to-be, Nardo becomes involved in an escalating series of outrageous misadventures courtesy of the guys who created the mess in the first place.

Boy & The World- Blu-ray/DVD

BOY & THE WORLD Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city. Determined to reunite his family, Cuca embarks on a journey that unfolds like a tapestry – the film’s stunning visuals becoming more complex as his small world expands. The story of a changing world through the eyes of a curious child, Boy and the World depicts a clash between village and city, nature and industry, the rich and the poor – and despite the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song (Animated)

Only Yesterday- Blu-ray/DVD

ONLY YESTERDAY boxONLY YESTERDAY Having lived her whole life in the city, 27-year-old Taeko decides to visit her relatives in the countryside. As she travels, memories of her youth resurface and after meeting young farmer Toshio, she wonders if she’s been true to the dreams of her childhood self. (Animated)

Code of Honor- DVD

CODE OF HONOR An FBI agent (Craig Sheffer) pursues his former mentor (Steven Seagal), a vengeful colonel who’s waging a one-man war against criminals.

By the Sea- Blu-ray/DVD

BY THE SEA Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.

Term Life- Blu-ray/DVD

term life BOXARTTERM LIFE When the heist he planned goes horribly wrong and he’s framed for a drug lord’s son’s murder, Nick Barrow (Vince Vaughn) must expose the enemies who set him up before they track down and kill him. Taking out a million-dollar life insurance policy to help his estranged daughter Cate (Hailee Steinfeld), Nick is forced to take her on the run until the policy kicks in or he finds a way to clear his name.

July 12, 2016

Green Room- Blu-ray/DVD

GREEN ROOM Ain’t Rights a punk rock band featuring Samantha (Alia Shawkat), Pat (Anton Yelchin), Reece (Joe Cole) and Tiger (Callum Turner) have completed a tour that’s been monetary unsuccessful. During their last gig where they made 8 dollars a person, they are offered one last stand at a club run by White Supremacist Darcy Banker (Patrick Stewart). They take the deal for the $350 that will at least help them recoup some of their expenses. But, the night turns into a dangerous fight for their lives.

Everybody Wants Some- Blu-ray/DVD

EVERYBODY WANTS SOME In 1980 Texas, a college freshman (Blake Jenner) meets his new baseball teammates (Will Brittain, Ryan Guzman), an unruly group of disco-dancing, skirt-chasing partyers.

Miracles from Heaven- Blu-ray/DVD

MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is  based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired

Colony: Season One- DVD

COLONY: SEASON ONE  Set in the very near future, Colony centers on one family’s struggle to survive an occupied Los Angeles, now a dangerous world of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences. Will Bowman (Josh Holloway) a former FBI agent, and his wife Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) have been separated from their son during the invasion and do whatever is necessary to be reunited.

divergiant allegeantThe Divergent Series: Allegiant- Blu-ray/DVD

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT The factions have withered and we find Evelyn (Naomi Watts) of Factionless and Johanna (Octavia Spencer) of Amity in charge of the government leading to a new adventure beyond Chicago. Their first objective is the decision whether to execute prisoners or forgive their sins against the leaders. Included in the captives Caleb’s being held on criminal charges. Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) are still trying to figure a way to free Caleb when violence breaks out all over the city.

Green Room- Blu-ray/DVD

GREEN ROOM Ain’t Rights a punk rock band featuring Samantha (Alia Shawkat), Pat (Anton Yelchin), Reece (Joe Cole) and Tiger (Callum Turner) have completed a tour that’s been monetary unsuccessful. During their last gig where they made 8 dollars a person, they are offered one last stand at a club run by White Supremacist Darcy Banker (Patrick Stewart). They take the deal for the $350 that will at least help them recoup some of their expenses.

hardcore henryHardcore Henry- Blu-ray/DVD

HARDCORE HENRY  just a simple story with a twist. Henry an ex- military man has just been brought back to life after being killed. He’s had loss of both arms from the elbows and legs below the knees. Fit with special prostheses he’s about to be awakened by his wife Estelle (Haley Bennett), one of the scientists that worked on him. Coming to, his wife tells him his name is Henry and that they are married. All of a sudden the lab gets attacked and she gets kidnapped by the evil warlord with superpowers, Akan (Danila Kozlovsky). Henry jumps to his feet and the chase begins. His only help is a man named Jimmy (Sharlto Copley).

Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who- Blu-ray/DVD

AMAZING JOURNEY: THE STORY OF THE WHO Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who and Amazing Journey: Six Quick Ones are two exhilarating feature films about one of the greatest rock bands in the world! Spanning four decades, this authorized and definitive anthology of The Who relives their journey from humble beginnings to their meteoric rise to rock legend status in a two-film DVD set. Filled with all-new interviews with band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend and music icons Sting, The Edge of U2, Eddie Vedder and more, this must-have collection also features electrifying rare and unreleased concert footage in mind-blowing 5.1 surround sound.

July 19, 2016

Elvis & Nixon- Blu-ray/DVD

ELVIS & NIXON On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock ‘n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. Starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, comes the untold true story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice- Blu-ray/DVD

batman v superman BOXBATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE  The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the “Dark Knight” – Batman – pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the “Man of Steel”.

Demolition- Blu-ray/DVD

DEMOLITION Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father-in-law, Phil (Chris Cooper), to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep, Karen (Naomi Watts), and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

magicians BOXARTThe Magicians:Season One- Blu-ray/DVD

THE MAGICIANS: SEASON ONE The Magicians centers on Quentin, a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his 20-something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real – and poses grave danger to humanity.

Royal Pains: Season 8- DVD

ROYAL PAINS: SEASON 8 Our HankMed team returns for its final season in Royal Pains: Season Eight! While Evan (Paulo Costanzo) and Paige (Brooke D’Orsay) attempt alternative methods to have a baby, Evan juggles HankMed and running the hospital. Meanwhile, Divya (Reshma Shetty) contemplates the best location for med school, as Jeremiah (Ben Shenkman) finds that research success is more complicated than he anticipated. Hank (Mark Feuerstein) begins to examine what more is missing from his life when the team no longer needs his leadership.

A Perfect Day- Blu-ray/DVD

A PERFECT DAY Aid workers (Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko) in the Balkans try to retrieve a man’s body from a well before it contaminates the water for nearby villagers.

July 26, 2016

Sing Street- Blu-ray/DVD

SING STREET A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.

Criminal- Blu-ray/DVD

CRIMINAL Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed “The Dutchman.” When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent’s memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and eliminate him before the hacker launches ICBM’s and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.

The Boss- Blu-ray/DVD 

BOSS theTHE BOSS Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat) stars as Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison for insider trading. After doing her time, Michelle emerges, ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, but not everyone she steamrolled is so quick to forgive and forget. With nowhere to go and no one to scam, Michelle is forced to move in with former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell – Frozen, Showtime’s House of Lies) and her young daughter, Rachel. Now at her lowest point, Michelle wastes no time in devising a winner-take-all plan to rebuild her empire. Can she reclaim her status as the No. 1 screwer, or will the love of one family screw her for good?

Hardcore Henry- Blu-ray/DVD

HARDCORE HENRY  You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife who tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. If you can survive the insanity and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity

AUGUST

August 2, 2016

peurto ricansPuerto Ricans in Paris- Blu-ray/DVD

PUERTO RICANS IN PARIS Two New York detectives (Luis Guzmán, Edgar Garcia) work under cover in Paris to catch a thief who’s threatening to flood the fashion market with bootlegged handbags.

Meet the Blacks- Blu-ray/DVD

MEET THE BLACKS When some unexpected money comes his way, Carl Black (Mike Epps) moves his family from cold and windy Chicago to bright and sunny Beverly Hills, Calif. As the Blacks settle into their beautiful new home, they start to notice some strange behavior in the neighborhood.

The Lobster- Blu-ray/DVD

THE LOBSTER  It’s the future and we find people have evolved into a society of couples that by law will not allow people to be single. Here we find newly divorced David (Colin Farrell) being admitted to the Hotel, a place where in 45 days he must find a true love to be his wife among the others who are single on the property. If they do not couple within that period of time they will be turned into their prechosen animal and set loose in the nearby woods.

keanuKeanu- Blu-ray/DVD

KEANU Rell’s life is changed forever when a cute kitten comes to his door, and he names it Keanu. Unfortunately, one weekend later, Keanu is abducted by persons unknown. Now Rell and his cousin, Clarence, are men on a mission to find Keanu against the odds. Unfortunately, those odds prove to be perilously high as they find Keanu in the care of the ruthless gangster, Cheddar, and he will only part with him for a price.

Mother’s Day- Blu-ray/DVD

MOTHER’S DAY Follows the lives of different mothers on Mothers Day. Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is happily divorced, until she finds out her ex-husband eloped with a much younger woman. Now she must learn to deal with big changes in her life as her two boys now have a step-mom. Miranda (Julia Roberts) doesn’t have any kids and is focusing on her career. Kristin (Britt Robertson) is enjoying life as a new mother but is feeling pressure from her boyfriend to get married. Bradley (Jason Sudeikis) is trying hard to be the best parent for his two girls since their mom passed away last year, however his idea of Mothers Day is pretending it doesn’t exist at all.

breaking the bankiBreaking the Bank- Blu-ray/DVD

BREAKING THE BANK Kelsey Grammer stars as Charles Bunbury the bumbling chairman of London’s historic, yet struggling, bank Tuftons, founded by the family of his wife Penelope (Tamsin Greig – Episodes). The only problem is that he knows nothing about banking… When ruthless US and Japanese investment banks start circling, Charles bets it all on a risky investment but ends up breaking the bank and is booted out in disgrace. Homeless and living on the streets, Charles begins to form an unlikely alliance in an attempt to short and hedge his way to getting his bank and his wife back.

August 9, 2016

11.22.63- Blu-ray/DVD

11.22.63 A teacher discovers a time portal that leads to October 21st, 1960 and goes on a quest to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which is complicated by the presence of Lee Harvey Oswald and the fact that he’s falling in love with the past itself.

A Hologram for the King- Blu-ray/DVD

A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING A beautiful doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) help an American businessman (Tom Hanks) who’s trying to close the deal of a lifetime in Saudi Arabia.

Fathers and Daughters- Blu-ray/DVD

FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS A Pulitzer Prize-winning author (Russell Crowe) checks into a mental health facility after the death of his wife, while his daughter (Amanda Seyfried) falls for an aspiring novelist (Aaron Paul) years later.

August 16, 2016

Angry Birds movieAngry Birds- Blu-ray/DVD

ANGRY BIRDS we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

GOD’s Not Dead 2- Blu-ray/DVD

GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 High school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) comes under fire for answering a student’s (Hayley Orrantia) question about Jesus. When Grace refuses to apologize, the school board votes to suspend her and threatens to revoke her teaching certificate.

Gotham: Season 2- Blu-ray/DVD

GOTHAM 2 Jim Gordon is a rising detective in corrupt Gotham City, where his late father was a successful district attorney. Brave, honest and determined to prove himself, Jim hopes to return the city to the glamorous, purer version he remembers as a child. He and his partner, legendary Detective Harvey Bullock, must navigate the dirty politics of Gotham’s justice system, even as they tackle a high-profile case, the murder of billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne.

August 25, 2016

rachet and clankRatchet and Clank- Blu-ray/DVD

RATCHET AND CLANK Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they’ll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity

The Huntsman: Winter’s War- Blu-ray/DVD

THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR Betrayed by her evil sister Ravenna (Charlize Theron), heartbroken Freya (Emily Blunt) retreats to a northern kingdom to raise an army of huntsmen as her protectors. Gifted with the ability to freeze her enemies in ice, Freya teaches her young soldiers to never fall in love. When Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and fellow warrior Sara defy this rule, the angry queen does whatever she can to stop them.

August 30, 2016

The Jungle Book- Blu-ray/DVD

THE JUNGLE BOOK Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray),

The Phenom- Blu-ray/DVD

PHENOMTHE PHENOM Ever since Hopper (Johnny Simmons) was a child, he has dreamed of becoming a major-league pitcher. Relentlessly pushed by his abusive father (Academy Award Nominee Ethan Hawke), he’s on the verge of becoming one of the game’s most promising players when he unexpectedly breaks down on the mound. Now Hopper’s only hope lies with an unorthodox sports therapist (Academy Award Nominee Paul Giamatti) who urges him to let go of the past so he can find success on the field.

The Commitments- Blu-ray/DVD

THE COMMITMENTS Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins) knows he’s the world’s greatest band manager…. Now he just needs a band. Auditioning everyone he can find, Jimmy gathers ten of the most talented, least experienced musicians from the rough streets of working class Dublin, Ireland, with a plan to launch the best soul band ever to take the stage.

SEPTEMBER 2016

September 20, 2015

Free State of Jones- Blu-ray/DVD

FREE STATE OF JONES Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey stars in this epic, untold true story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Despite overwhelming odds, Knight banded together with other small farmers and local slaves and launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising- Blu-ray/DVD

neighbors 2NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING Now that Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a hard–partying, out-of-control sorority, led by Shelby (Chloe Grace Moretz). Mac and Kelly are forced to team up with their charismatic ex-neighbor and nowsecret weapon, Teddy (Zac Efron), since the ladies of Kappa Nu aren’t going down without a fight.  It’s parenthood vs. sisterhood when the new neighbors assert their right to party just as hard as the boys.

September 27, 2016

Warcraft- Blu-ray/DVD

WARCRAFT  The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, an unlikely set of heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their families, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

OCTOBER

October 1, 2016

vikings season 4Vikings Season 4 Vol 1- Blu-ray/DVD

VIKINGS Season 4 Vol 1 Vikings returns for a gripping fourth season. Season 3 culminated with the extraordinary battle in Paris, where Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) seized victory from the jaws of defeat–but still returns to Kattegat dangerously ill. Thoughts of his death galvanize the forces who seek to succeed him as king, including his wife Queen Aslaug (Alyssa Sutherland) and his oldest son, Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig). Meanwhile, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) continues power struggles with her calculating, former second in command, Kalf (Ben Robson); Rollo (Clive Standen) betrays his Vikings heritage by remaining in Frankia and Floki (Gustaf Skarsgård) is seized for his brutal actions to the Christian priest Athelstan.

October 18, 2016

Bates Motel Season Four- Blu-ray/DVD

BATES MOTEL  As Norman (Freddie Highmore) continues to spiral out of control, Norma’s (Vera Farmiga) desperation to help her son amplifies. Growing increasingly fearful of him, Norma goes to great lengths to find Norman the professional help he needs. This further complicates their once unbreakable trust while Norman struggles to maintain his grip on reality. As Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) finds himself drawn back into their lives, he must ask himself just how much further he is willing to go to protect Norma. Watch all 10 spine-chilling episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted in Bates Motel Season Four.

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Film Editor John Delia has been on all sides of the movie business from publications to film making. He has worked as a film critic with ACED Magazine for more than 10 years and earned a Bachelors degree in communications from the University of Florida. John is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association. Follow John on Twitter @staragent1 or send John a message at jdelia@acedmagazine.com