Video Releases

Video Releases For July, August, September 2017

Upcoming in the next few months are a very good selection of movies on video.  Genre’s include romance, children’s/family animation, horror, drama, comedy and action films on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD/Digital HD and 4K.  The releases are of titles that were released in theaters and TV series, VOD as well as direct to video.  The most notable are Lost City of Z,  Fox’s animated comedy Baby Boss July through ASeptember. We will be updating the column so please frequent our Video Release page. The films may also be available on VOD or just Digital HD so check with your favorite download site or look for the download information inside the video release box.

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, thriller, romance, crime, foreign, children’s or lifestyles— the list below has a lot to offer.

JULY 2017

July 4, 2017

Ghost of the Mountains-VOD, Digital

GHOST OF THE MOUNTAINS To bring Disneynature’s Born in China to life, filmmakers endure extreme environments to witness stories of some of our planet’s most remarkable animals. Go behind the scenes on one of the team’s most ambitious projects yet – to find and film the elusive snow leopard in China, on the highest plateau on Earth. The air is thin, the weather brutal, the terrain tricky, and the subjects nearly impossible to locate – and even tougher to capture on film. Ghost of the Mountains documents the crew’s historic and groundbreaking journey.

The Zookeeper’s Wife- Blu-ray/DVD

THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Drone- Blu-ray/DVD

DRONE Drone pilot and family man Neil conducts deadly and covert missions, all from the comfort of his suburban hometown. When an enigmatic businessman from Pakistan shows up seeking revenge, Neil must confront the consequences of his actions.

Song to Song- Blu-ray/DVD

SONG TO SONG Set against the Austin, Texas, music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress (Natalie Portman) whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

July 11, 2017

The Lost City of Z- Blu-ray/DVD

THE LOST CITY OF Z  tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.

Smurf’s: The Lost Village- Blu-ray/DVD

SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a roller-coaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

Fate of the Furious- Blu-ray/DVD/4K

FATE OF THE FURIOUS With Dom and Letty married, Brian and Mia retired and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life. They soon face an unexpected challenge when a mysterious woman named Cipher forces Dom to betray them all. Now, they must unite to bring home the man who made them a family and stop Cipher from unleashing chaos.

A Quiet Passion- Blu-ray/DVD

A QUIET PASSION Cynthia Nixon  as Emily Dickinson as she personifies the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (House of Mirth, The Deep Blue Sea) exquisitely evokes Dickinson’s deep attachment to her close-knit family along with the manners, mores and spiritual convictions of her time that she struggled with and
transcended in her poetry.

Norman- DVD

NORMAN Norman (Richard Gere), a New York fixer, knows the right people and can get things done. When an Israeli dignitary named Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi) comes to the city, Norman decides to impress the man by buying him some very expensive shoes. It works and he establishes a strong connection to the man, but a few years later, when Eshel becomes the Israel prime minister, Norman can’t communicate with him anymore, and this threatens to destroy his reputation.

July 18, 2017

Free Fire- Blu-ray/DVD

FREE FIRE Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

Kong: Skull Island- Blu-ray/DVD/4K

KONG: SKULL ISLAND Scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Cut off from everything they know, they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery soon becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape from a primal world where humanity does not belong.

Teen Wolf Season 6 Pt. 1- DVD

TEEN WOLF SEASON 6 PT. 1  Storm clouds gather as Scott and the pack head into their final months of high school. However, the best days of their lives turn bleak when they lose their closest ally. Before their time at Beacon Hills comes to an end, Scott and his friends will stand alone against the growing darkness and fight to stop the destruction of everything and everyone they love.

Tommy’s Honor- DVD

TOMMY’S HONOR Tom and Tommy Morris, father and son pioneers of professional golf, relied on skill, business acumen and working-class street smarts to make Tommy one of the world’s first sports superstars and found the modern game of golf.

July 25, 2017

Ghost in the Shell- Blu-ray/DVD

GHOST IN THE SHELL In the near future, Major Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible terrorist attack, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major Kusanagi is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major Kusanagi discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others.

Girls: The Complete Sixth Season-Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD

GIRLS: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON n the sixth and final season of Girls, HBO’s hit comedy continues to follow the assorted humiliations and triumphs of a group of 20-something friends in NYC. Season 6 picks up six months after the end of Season 5, with Hannah (Dunham), enjoying new success as a writer while her roommate and bestie Elijah (Andrew Rannells) considers getting serious about his acting career. Marnie (Allison Williams), now in a relationship with Ray (Alex Karpovsky), seeks to maintain her independence post-divorce from Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach). Now also a couple, Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Adam (Adam Driver) decide to embark on a creative project to channel their passions, which could become a source of contention. And Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) finds herself professionally on the right path, though personally she realizes that her friendships may be holding her back. A time for closing chapters and new beginnings,Girls follows our four familiar friends as they attempt to get closer to becoming the women they always envisioned – even as life sometimes gets in the way.

Boss Baby- Blu-ray/3D Blu-ray/DVD/4K

BOSS BABY  Seven-year-old Tim Templeton suddenly finds his share of parental love plummeting when his new baby brother (Alec Baldwin) arrives — wearing a suit and toting a briefcase — and makes it clear to everyone that he’s in charge. But when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is on a secret mission, he reluctantly agrees to team up with his pint sized sibling for an epic adventure that might just change the world!

AUGUST 2017

August 1, 2017

Phoenix Forgotten- Blu-ray/DVD

PHOENIX FORGOTTEN  tells the story of three high school students who went into the desert to document this phenomenon. They were never seen again. Two decades later, the sister of one of the missing teens returns to investigate, suspecting a massive cover-up by the government and local law enforcement. But nothing could prepare her for the shocking discovery of the footage from that fateful expedition…and now the terrifying truth will finally be revealed!

WTF!-VOD

WTF! Three years ago, twenty-two year old girl-next-door Rachel (Ott) barely survived a brutal massacre that left her friends in pieces. Time has passed, Rachel has moved on, but unfortunately history has a way of repeating itself.  Her close friends are spending spring break in a secluded house in the woods, and they have cordially invited her to join. Little does she realize that another bloodbath will be showing up as plus one. Once Rachel and her friends arrive at the cabin, the partying, sex, and terror begins.

Crashing: The Complete First Season- DVD/Blu-ray/Digital HD

CRASHING: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON  follows an aspiring comic named Pete (Holmes), who finds out his wife Jessica (Lauren Lapkus) is cheating on him, forcing a move to New York to pursue his dream of being a comedian. Thrown into the deep end in a city that’s not for the faint of heart, the formerly sheltered Pete learns some hard lessons about life and comedy, encountering all sorts of stand-up talents along the way, from cynical guru Artie Lange, to outrageous provocateur T.J. Miller, to benevolent motivator Sarah Silverman, and many more. While trying to make ends meet by crashing on other people’s couches (hence the series name), Pete finds goodness in unlikely places, evolving into someone who’s a little more okay with the messiness of life. A love letter to stand-up,

Big Little Lies- Blu-ray/DVD

BIG LITTLE LIES  paints a picture of a town fueled by rumors and divided into the haves and have-nots, exposing the conflicts, secrets and betrayals that compromise relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and friends and neighbors.

August 8, 2017

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – Blu-ray/DVD

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL  the Heffley family road trip to Meemaw’s 90th birthday celebration takes a wild detour thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to attend a video gaming convention. Based on one of the best-selling book series of all time, this crazy, cross-county adventure turns into an experience the Heffleys will never forget!

PJ Masks: Time to be a Hero- DVD

PJ MASKS: TIME TO BE A HERO  By day, six-year-olds Connor, Amaya and Greg go to school like everyone else. But when they put on their pajamas and activate their animal amulets, they magically transform into their dynamic superhero alter egos and become the PJ Masks: Catboy, super-fast and agile; Gekko, super strong and able to scale walls; and Owlette, with the power to fly and see great distances.

August 15, 2017

Once Upon a Time in Venice- Blu-ray/DVD

ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE Bruce Willis plays Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford: a detective who’s good with the ladies, bad with the punches, and wild about his dog, Buddy. But when his beloved pet is stolen by local thugs, Steve makes a questionable alliance with their devious leader, Spyder (Jason Momoa). Teaming up with his best friend (John Goodman), Steve pulls out the big guns in search of Spyder’s stolen cocaine and cash in order to set things straight and get Buddy back where he belongs.

Alien: Covenant- Blu-ray/DVD/4K

ALIEN: COVENANT The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an unchartered paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a terrifying threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

Once Upon a Time: Season 6-Blu-ray/DVD

ONCE UPON A TIME: Season 6 Brace yourself for a high-stakes, game-changing leap of tested faith, twisted fate and tantalizing fantasy in ABC’s Once Upon a Time: The Complete Sixth Season. Bonus features include The Storybrooke Songbook: Inside the Musical Episode, Audio Commentary, The Fairest Bloopers of Them All and Deleted Scenes.

August 22, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2- 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray/DVD

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAZY VOL 2 Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed.

August 29, 2017

Designated Survivor: The Complete First Season-DVD

DESIGNATED SURVIVOR: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the U.S. Capitol during the State of the Union.  In Season One of this dramatic thriller, Kirkman struggles to keep the country and his own family from falling apart, while navigating the highly-volatile political arena, all while leading the search to find who is responsible for the attack. Bonus features include President Kirkman’s Complete First Speech, Designated Survivor Debrief and Secret Service Set Tour.

Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Thirteenth Season- DVD

GREY’S ANATOMY: THE COMPLETE THIRTEENTH SEASON Performing medical miracles on a daily basis makes the surgeons of Grey Sloan Memorial consider themselves a breed apart from mere mortals. However, what works in the O.R. doesn’t always cut it in the “real world.” And when the gloves and scrubs come off, they often find that fixing their own chaotic lives takes a lot more than neatly tied sutures. Experience all the turbulent passion and gripping drama of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy: The Complete Thirteenth Season. Bonus features include Deleted Scenes and Bloopers.

The Lion King- Blu-ray

THE LION KING laugh with Timon and Pumbaa, cry with Simba and Mufasa, burst into song, and find your place in the “Circle of Life.” The Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes over three hours of classic bonus material and exclusive, brand new features inviting viewers to sing along with the film’s award-winning music, observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation regarding the legacy of “The Lion King.”

My Cousin Rachel- Blu-ray/DVD

MY COUSIN RACHEL Believing his mysterious, beautiful cousin Rachel (Weisz) murdered the man who raised him, Philip (Sam Claflin), a young Englishman, plots revenge against her. But, despite evidence that Rachel might be a killer, Philip finds himself falling deeply in love with her in this visually stunning, tension-laced film.

Killing Hasselhoff – DVD/Digital HD

KILLING HASSELHOFF What started out as a regular week quickly turns into the worst few days of his life when Chris (Ken Jeong), a struggling nightclub owner, fails to pay back a loan shark and decides the only way to get the money is to kill his pick in the annual “Who Will Die This Year” celebrity death pool: David Hasselhoff. Aided by his friends Fish (Rhys Darby) and Tommy (Jim Jefferies), Chris desperately tries everything he can to off the master of slow-motion running and claim the jackpot. But the task is not as easy as he thought, especially when your target is The Hoff!

Born in China- Blu-ray/Digital HD

BORN IN CHINA From frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest, filmmaker Lu Chuan follows the adventures of three animal families in China: the majestic panda, the savvy golden monkey and the elusive snow leopard.

Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Three – Blu-ray/DVD

STAR WARS REBELS: SEASON 3 The story threads begin to tighten in this thrilling season of Star Wars Rebels, drawing connections to The Clone Wars, Rogue One and the original Star Wars trilogy into the series’ epic storyline. Available August 29, Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Three delivers some of the most critically-acclaimed Star Wars storytelling to date, with engaging characters, harrowing conflicts, and spectacular space battles on par with those seen in the films.

SEPTEMBER 2017 

September 12, 2017

Empire: Season 3- DVD

EMPIRE: SEASON 3  While Lucious (Terrence Howard*) launches Empire’s music streaming division, his half-brother Tariq launches a murder investigation of Lucious. And as Cookie’s  (Taraji P. Henson) romance with Angelo Dubois heats up, so does Angelo’s campaign for mayor. The Lyon brothers face troubles from the past: Andre still sees Rhonda’s ghost, Jamal wrestles with a pill addiction, and Hakeem’s attempts to find love are interrupted by a surprising family rival.

This is Us: Season 1- DVD

THIS IS US: SEASON 1 Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia star in this acclaimed, provocative new series from the writer of Crazy, Stupid, Love. Centered around characters who share the same birthday, the story follows several decades in the lives of Jack and Rebecca Pearson (Ventimigilia and Moore). As the plot unfolds, it traverses numerous timelines, and intertwines the stories of people whose lives connect in unexpected ways

Silicone Valley Season 4- Blu-ray/DVD

SILICONE VALLEY  the Pied Piper guys pursue their video-chat app, PiperChat, but Richard (Thomas Middleditch) has a hard time letting go of his dream to put his algorithm to better use. As Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) flirts with notoriety while Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) looks on in amusement, Erlich (T.J. Miller) searches for his next big break, Jared (Zach Woods) attempts to pivot with the company, and Big Head (Josh Brener) enters the world of academia. Over at Hooli, Gavin (Matt Ross) finds himself threatened by Jack Barker (Stephen Tobolowsky), while Monica (Amanda Crew) struggles to bounce back at Raviga after her fallout with Laurie (Suzanne Cryer).

VEEP Season 6- Blu-ray/DVD

VEEP SEASON 6   we find President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) now out of office for the first time in years after her loss in a Senate vote to resolve an Electoral College tie last season. Forging ahead to secure her legacy and find her place in the world, while much of her staff pursues endeavors of their own, Season 6 finds Selina and her band of fellow misfits hilariously attempting to make their mark while navigating the political landscape in Washington and beyond.

September 19, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales- Blu-ray/DVD/4 K Ultra

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Modern Family: Season 8- DVD

MODERN FAMILY: Season 8 The household hilarity continues with the Eighth Season of Modern Family! It all starts with the Dunphy clan wrapping up a Big Apple adventure. Then, back at home Claire struggles to keep order at Pritchett’s Closets while Phil (Emmy® Nominee Ty Burrell) and Jay go into business together. In the meantime, Gloria’s hot sauce business heats up, as Cam and Mitchell deal with their maturing tween, Lily. All the while, Manny and Luke fumble through their senior year of high school. Three big, happy families equal one huge season of laughs!

September 26, 2017

Sleepy Hollow: Season 4- DVD

SLEEPY HOLLOW: Season 4 Following a 250-year slumber, Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) devotes his life and knowledge of the supernatural to defeating the demonic forces that plague present-day Sleepy Hollow. But, after the climactic events of Season Three — and the death of his partner and fellow Witness, Abbie Mills — Crane’s world is turned upside down. He is then led out of town by a mysterious group promising to put him in charge of an evil-fighting organization created hundreds of years ago by none other than, George Washington. Crane now finds himself in an all-new city working with all-new allies as he embarks on his most important mission yet to save Washington, D.C., from otherworldly threats that promise harm not only to the United States and its people, but to the soul of democracy itself.

OCTOBER 2017

October 3, 2017

Vikings: Season 4- Blu-ray/DVD

VIKINGS: Season 4  Battles, treachery and power grabs rage on in Vikings Season 4, Volume 2. Ragnar’s return to Kattegat following his shameful defeat in Paris escalates tension among his sons. Determined to save what remains of his legacy, Ragnar recruits Ivar for a perilous voyage to England, where he plans to attack the Saxons. Meanwhile, a prophecy that a woman will one day rule Kattegat deepens Aslaug and Lagertha’s feud.

The Wizard of Lies- Blu-ray/DVD

THE WIZARD OF LIES Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff and three-time Oscar® nominee Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife Ruth, this HBO Films drama dissects the events that led to the Wall Street financier’s stunning downfall in December 2008 for defrauding investors of over $65 billion in the most infamous Ponzi scheme in U.S. history.

Cult of Chucky- Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD

CULT OF CHUCKY The most terrifying unrated chapter yet of the Child’s Play saga reunites franchise creators Don Mancini and David Kirschner with the iconic cast in a twisted tale of terror that will outstrip audiences’ wildest expectations.

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