Shh! We want you to try not to make any noise for a minute so we can tell you about all the great new releases coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week. You know what? Forget that, be as loud as you want because these latest offerings will have you screaming with excitement. We’ve got blockbuster horror thrillers, fact-based dramas, indie charmers, erotic favorites, and so much more. Here’s what titles are now available!
With the planet decimated by voracious alien attackers that can target their prey via the slightest sound, Evelyn and Lee Abbott (Emily Blunt, John Krasinski) managed to carve out a backwoods survival for themselves, son Marcus (Noah Jupe), and hearing-impaired daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds). How long, though, will they be able to maintain a life of forced silence before they give away their presence? Director Krasinski’s effective, near-dialogue free hit shocker co-stars Cade Woodward.
In July 1969, U.S. senator Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) accidentally drove his car off a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, resulting in the drowning death of his passenger–28-year-old campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara). The ensuing scandal–spurred largely by Kennedy’s actions in the wake of the accident–would ultimately derail his plans for a run at the White House and tarnish his remaining years. Ed Helms, Jim Gaffigan, and Bruce Dern also star in this gripping true-life drama.
Breathless post-apocalyptic fantasy from co-director/star James Franco is set upon an Earth decimated from battle between humans and android “synthetics,” and follows a young man (Jeffrey Wahlberg) as he sets across the wasteland to bring back a cure for his dying mother (Lucy Liu). Will a sex-slave synthetic (Suki Waterhouse) prove an ally when he’s pursued by the cycle-riding minions of Warlord (Franco)? Milla Jovovich, Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Margarita Levieva, Rumer Willis also star.
With a transient upbringing by his shiftless single dad (Travis Fimmel) having brought them to Portland, Oregon, teenager Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) needed a job, and he found one with low-end racehorse owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi). Bonding with Del’s aging quarter horse Lean on Pete, Charley balked at the boss’s plans to put him down…and took him in search of a better life for them both. Andrew Haigh’s lyrical take on the Willy Vlautin novel co-stars Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn.
With her retired literature professor husband John (Donald Sutherland) slowly succumbing to dementia, and her own health compromised, Ella Spencer (Helen Mirren) abruptly proposed that they take off from Boston in the faithful old family RV for the trip he always wanted–Hemingway’s home in the Florida Keys. The fateful discoveries made on the journey memorably propel this funny and affecting twilight-years two-hander. Christian McKay, Janel Moloney, Dana Ivey, Dick Gregory also star.
In the Australian Northern Territory of the 1920s, preacher Fred Smith (Sam Neill) lent the services of his Aboriginal farmhand Sam Kelly (Hamilton Morris) to settling-in new neighbor Harry March (Ewen Leslie). However, after March’s drunken assault of Sam’s wife (Natassia Gorey Furber) leads to a self-defense shooting, the indigenous family is forced to go on the run through their home country from a determined posse. Affecting, fact-inspired drama also stars Bryan Brown, Natassia Gorey Furber, Matt Day.
New York City police detective Artie Lewis (Michael Keaton) and his wife (Rene Russo) attempt to adopt the three daughters of his close friend and partner (Anthony LaPaglia), who has recently been killed in the line of duty. Artie finds out just how far an honest cop will go to provide for his family when he risks his conscience, his career, and his life to raise the money for a down payment on a house. Kevin Conway, Rachel Ticotin, Tony Plana, Benjamin Bratt co-star in this mix of action and drama.
The character of Billy Jack was first introduced in this wild biker flick, with Tom Laughlin as the half-Indian Vietnam vet Billy standing up to the vicious Born Losers Motorcycle Club. With no help from the police or residents of Big Rock, Ca., Billy helps a young dropout (Elizabeth James) break free from the Born Losers. With Elizabeth James, Jeremy Slate, Jack Starrett, Susan Foster, and a special appearance by Jane Russell; directed by T.C. Frank (Laughlin).
Dragon Inn (Criterion Collection)
During the Ming Dynasty, calculating functionary Zhao (Ying Bai) connived the execution of a political rival…and wanted to make sure that the dead man’s children did not survive their cross-country flight to Mongolia. After tracking the youths to a border inn, Zhao’s assassins received an unpleasant surprise, as a cadre of loyalist swordsmen stood ready to defend their prey. Director King Hu’s thrilling and influential wuxia saga co-stars Chun Shih, Feng Hsu.
When a South American drug cartel uses a Scorpion attack helicopter to take down American forces trying to raid their mountain compound, the DEA and U.S. Army decide to send an elite unit of Apache helicopter pilots to even the score. Nicolas Cage stars as one of the hot-shot flyers assigned to the team, Sean Young is the ex-girlfriend he must now serve with, and Tommy Lee Jones is the grizzled veteran flight instructor. High-octane aerial actioner also stars Bryan Kestner, Illana Diamant.
A young novitiate humbly and eagerly entered the local monastery to offer the rest of her life in devotion. Once the gates closed, however, she found to her horror that the nuns within were being subjected to heinous torture and assault! Left pregnant, can she do what no one has done before and survive a flight to safety? Notable nunsploitationer from Nikkatsu stars Eri Kanuma, Nami Misaki, Rie Akagi, Yuri Yamashina.
For several dozen young female students and their teacher, it seemed to be a drive to school like any other…until the bus was hijacked by a trio of degenerates out to subject them to the most demeaning abuses imaginable. What drove their attack–and what happens when some escapees manage to flag down help? The twists don’t stop in this outrageous pinku offering; Nami Misaki, Ayako Ôta, Yûichi Minato, Gorô Kataoka star.