DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar – June 2018


June 5



All movies are 2017/18 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVDDVD | Blu-rayBlu-ray | Blu-ray and DVD Both Blu-ray and DVD

poster Thoroughbreds Trailers

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Writer-director Corey Finley’s impressive debut feature is a dark dramedy starring Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Amanda and Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) as Lily, two childhood friends who, after drifting apart, bond over the prospect of killing Lily’s stepdad (Paul Sparks). Their plan leads them to hire a local hustler (Anton Yelchin) to help in the matter.

poster A Wrinkle in Time Trailers

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Madeline L’Engle‘s 1963 sci-fi children’s novel A Wrinkle in Time is beloved by readers but so unfilmable that it had never been adapted for the big screen until Ava DuVernay’s (Selma) attempt earlier this year. The result may be better than the 2003 Canadian television adaptation, but not by much—though DuVernay’s film does, at least, feature some nice visuals. With a screenplay by Jennifer Lee (Frozen), the Disney film attempts to transport audiences across dimensions of time and space as one girl’s journey to find her father is guided by three celestial beings (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling). Storm Reid stars as Meg, and Chris Pine is her scientist farther. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, André Holland, and Zach Galifianakis have supporting roles.
























More movie releases on June 5, 2018
  Blu-ray The Big Country (1958) WESTERN | Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDDeath Wish (2018) ACTION/THRILLER | Bruce Willis Amazon
DVDThe Debt Collector ACTION | Scott Adkins Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVDDelirium HORROR/THRILLER | Topher Grace, Patricia Clarkson Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDDevil’s Gate HORROR/SCI-FI | Amanda Schull, Milo Ventimiglia Amazon
DVDEat Me DRAMA/THRILLER/HORROR | Jacqueline Wright Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDEvery Day DRAMA/FANTASY | Angourie Rice Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDFreak Show DRAMA/COMEDY | Alex Lawther, Abigail Breslin, Bette Midler, Larry Pine Amazon
  Blu-ray The Great Silence (1968) WESTERN | Klaus Kinski Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDGringo ACTION/DRAMA/COMEDY | David Oyelowo, Charlize Theron Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDThe Hurricane Heist ACTION/THRILLER | Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDOh Lucy! DRAMA/COMEDY | Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett Amazon
  Blu-ray Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) MUSICAL | Jane Powell, Howard Keel Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDSupercon COMEDY | Ryan Kwanten, Maggie Grace Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray Avatar – The Last Airbender COMPLETE SERIES (BLU-RAY SET) Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVDThe Awesomes COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  DVD The Invaders COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVDThe Last Ship SEASON 4 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD My Hero Academia SEASON 2 PT 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVDSouth Park SEASON 21 Amazon
  DVD Spirit: Riding Free SEASONS 1-4 Amazon

June 12

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In this surprising spring hit, 17-year-old Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) is struggling to tell his family that’s he’s gay while attempting to uncover the identity of the classmate he’s fallen in love with online. Adapted from Becky Albertalli’s novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda and directed by TV producer/filmmaker Greg Berlanti, the film also stars Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, and Josh Duhamel.

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After winning Best Screenplay for Leviathan in 2014, writer-director Andrei Zvyagintsev returned to the Cannes competition last May and won the Jury Prize for this story that draws parallels between a divorcing couple’s neglect for their 12-year-old child and the corruption infecting Russia. It also picked up an Oscar nomination in the foreign-language category after somewhat surprisingly being submitted by Russia despite what The N.Y. Times’s Manohla Dargis describes as a “vision of breathtaking, casual cruelty that inexorably shifts from the personal into an indictment of a soul-sick country.”

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Alicia Vikander stars as Lara Croft in this reboot of a film franchise (formerly starring Angelina Jolie) based on the video game series that began in 1996, and the latest in a long (and unbroken) line of lousy films based on games. This Tomb Raider finds a 21-year-old Lara trying to solve the mystery of her father’s death, leading her to a tomb on a mythical island off the coast of Japan. Directed by Roar Uthaug (The Wave), the film features supporting performances by Walton Goggins, Dominic West, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Hannah John-Kamen.

June 19

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The latest feature from writer-director Armando Iannucci (In the Loop, Veep, The Thick of It) is a comedic look at the political landscape of 1950s Russia. In the aftermath of Joseph Stalin’s death, different factions fight to control the future of the country, but the main goal is to stay alive. Based on the French graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, the well-reviewed film stars Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Paddy Considine, Simon Russell Beale, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, and Jeffrey Tambor—and, no, they’re not speaking Russian.

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The latest from François Ozon divided critics at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, and it earned a bit of extra press for its explicit first image and cut. Coming off the period melodrama of Frantz, Ozon has crafted an erotic thriller (more in the mode of Swimming Pool) about a young woman (Marine Vacth of Ozon’s Young & Beautiful) who falls in love with her psychoanalyst, who happens to have a twin brother who is also a therapist.

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John Boyega stars as Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost, in this sequel to Pacific Rim. Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil) takes over directing duties from Guillermo del Toro to tell the story of the next battle between Jaeger and Kaiju. Recruited back to the team his father once commanded, Jake joins Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), Lambert (Scott Eastwood), and Amara (Cailee Spaeny) to save the world once again. Naturally, it’s not as good as the first film (which itself wasn’t exactly a classic).

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Shot entirely on an iPhone, Steven Soderbergh’s latest experiment in filmmaking is a thriller starring Claire Foy (The Crown) as a woman who, in trying to flee a stalker, gets involuntarily committed to a mental institution. Critics somewhat liked the film as a simple but effective B-movie that is elevated a bit by Foy’s performance but let down a touch by its script.
























More movie releases on June 19, 2018
Blu-ray and DVDBowling for Columbine (2002) Criterion Collection release Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDClass Rank COMEDY | Kristin Chenoweth, Olivia Holt Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD El Sur (1983) Criterion Collection release Amazon
DVDFlower DRAMA/COMEDY | Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker, Adam Scott Amazon
DVDThe Hollow Child HORROR/THRILLER Amazon
  Blu-ray I, Jane Doe (1948) DRAMA | Vera Ralston, John Carroll Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDKeep the Change ROM-COM | Brandon Polansky, Samantha Elisofon Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDMidnight Sun DRAMA | Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDMrs. Hyde FOREIGN/DRAMA | Isabelle Huppert Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDPaul, Apostle of Christ DRAMA | Jim Caviezel Amazon
  Blu-ray Under Capricorn (1949) DRAMA/THRILLER | Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten Amazon
  Blu-ray The Woman in the Window (1945) DRAMA/THRILLER | Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett Amazon
Blu-ray and DVDThe Workshop FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Africa’s Deadliest SEASON 4 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVDDark Matter SEASON 3 Amazon
  Blu-ray Doctor Who TOM BAKER SEASON 1 (Blu-ray release) Amazon
  DVD Last of the Summer Wine VINTAGE 2008 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Man in an Orange Suit TV MOVIE Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World SEASON 1 PART 1 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Royal Tutor COMPLETE SERIES Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Seven Mortal Sins COMPLETE SERIES Amazon

June 26

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Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson’s follow-up to Spring follows two brothers (played by the directors) as they return to the cult they left a decade earlier. Hoping to find closure, they are instead confronted with mysterious events as they try to get to the truth behind the cult’s beliefs. The film intersects with their first feature, Resolution, and like that film, it has excellent reviews.

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Cold Weather writer-director Aaron Katz returns to solo directing (after working with Martha Stephens on Land Ho!) with this Hollywood-set mystery surrounding the relationship of a star (Zoë Kravitz) and her assistant (Lola Kirke). With excellent early reviews from its premiere at SXSW last year, this neo-noir has suspense, humor and compelling performances by its cast, including John Cho as a detective.

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