This week doesn’t feature any huge releases on DVD or Blu-Ray. The big films were all released before the holidays in hopes that they would make it into someone’s stocking. The releases this week are mostly smaller films that were featured at various festivals or flops that the studios didn’t want crowding their busier weeks. This week also features several horror films coming home after a theatrical run around Halloween.
The films getting the best buzz this week are Experimenter, Sicaro, and The Walk. Deathgasm surprisingly seems to be getting good reviews so if you’re looking to fill the void left by Saturday’s finale of Ash vs The Evil Dead that might be the way to go.
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A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015) – Trailer
PG-13 – documentary on DVD and Blu-Ray
Lizzie Velasquez was born with a rare condition that doesn’t allow her body to store fat. She is 26 and weighs only 64 pounds. The condition has left her with a weakened immune system and blind in the right eye. This documentary is about how Velasquez overcame bullying and became a motivational speaker and author.
Ashby (2015) -trailer
rated R- comedy on DVD and Blu-Ray
Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) is the new kid in town and has to write a paper for school about an older person. He turns to his neighbor Ashby (Mickey Rourke) who turns out to be a former CIA assassin. Ashby fills the fatherly void in Ed’s life and teaches him to be a man.
Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Sarah Silverman, Emma Roberts
Broad City: Season 2 (2015) – trailer
comedy on DVD
Ilana Wexler (Ilana Glazer) and Abbi Abrams (Abbi Jacobson) are back for 10 more episodes of craziness around New York. This season guest stars include Seth Rogen,Janeane Garofalo, Alia Shawkat, Kelly Ripa, and Patricia Clarkson.
Captive (2015) – trailer
PG-13 – crime/drama on DVD
While on trial for rape Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) escapes from jail killing the judge and several other people, he then attempts to see his newborn son and takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith(Kate Mara) hostage along the way. She turns to an inspirational book to pull through the crisis and reaches him as well. Based on a true story.
David Oyelowo, Kate Mara, Michael K. Williams, Leonor Varela, Jessica Oyelowo, Mimi Rogers
Close Range (2015) – trailer
unrated – Action on DVD and Blu-Ray
Ex soldier Colton MacReady (Scott Adkins) takes on an angry drug cartel who invade his ranch after he rescues his niece from them.
Scott Adkins, Nick Chinlund, Jake La Botz, Tony Perez, Scott Evans
Deathgasm (2015) – trailer
not rated – comedy/horror on DVD
In the vein of “The Evil Dead” and “Todd and the Book of Pure Evil” a group of high school kids start a heavy metal band named Deathgasm and then meet one of their metal idols Rikki Daggers (Stephen Ure) who gives them sheet music to a song that conjures a demon. The kids then have to deal with the demon terrorizing their town.
Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberley Crossman, Stephen Ure
Experimenter (2015) – trailer
PG-13 – drama on DVD and Blu-Ray
This is the story of Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) who in 1961 conducted obedience experiments at Yale University. The experiments consisted of asking someone to send an electrical shock to someone in another room proving that the majority of people would obey authority and harm someone if told to.
Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Anton Yelchin, Kellan Lutz, Taryn Manning, John Leguizamo, Anthony Edwards, Jim Gaffigan, Dennis Haysbert
Flesh and Bone: Season 1 (2015) – trailer
drama on DVD and Blu-Ray
Sarah Hay stars in this Starz series about a ballet dancer with an iffy past attempts to become the new star at the American Ballet Company.
Sarah Hay, Ben Daniels, Emily Tyra, Irina Dvorovenko, Damon Herriman
Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) – trailer
R – drama/comedy on DVD and Blu-Ray
This Golden Globe nominated film stars Mark Ruffalo as Cameron Stuart who after being hospitalized by a breakdown due to his bipolar disorder becomes a stay at home dad while his wife goes to business school. His conditions makes it hard for him to always do the right thing and his daughters are often embarrassed by the odd situations he puts them in.
Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 10 (2015) – trailer
comedy on DVD
Season 10 of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” hits DVD with 10 episodes. Guest stars this season include Wade Boggs, Keegan Michael Key, and Dax Shepard.
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito
Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (2015) – trailer
unrated – comedy on DVD and Blu-Ray
David Spade is back as the white-trash Joe Dirt who must go on an epic journey to get back to his friends and family.
David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller, Adam Beach, Christopher Walken, Mark McGrath, Patrick Warburton
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) – trailer
R – comedy/horror on DVD and Blu-Ray
Three high school age boy scouts put their survial skills to the test when their town is over run with zombies.
Tye Sheridan,Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, Cloris Leachman, Patrick Schwarzenegger, DJ Dillon Francis
Shanghai (2015) – trailer
R – mystery/thriller on DVD and Blu-Ray
John Cusack is a naval intelligence officer investigating the death of his friend in Shanghai, China during the early part of World War II. The mystery leads him to organized crime and a love triangle. This movie was filmed in 2010 but was not released in the US until a limited run in 2015.
John Cusack, Gong Li, Chow Yun-fat, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ken Watanabe
Sicario (2015) – trailer
R – action on DVD and Blu-Ray
FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) joins a government task force that is working to bring down a murderous Mexican drug cartel at the border.
Emily Blunt, Jon Bernthal, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jeffrey Donovan
Sleeping With Other People (2015) – trailer
R – comedy on DVD
Jake and Lainey lost their virginity to eachother years ago and have since not been able to have relationships without cheating on their signifigant others. After years of not seeing eachother they both end up in a sex addicts therapy group. As their friendship grows they try not to sleep with eachother.
Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Amanda Peet, Adam Brody
The Green Inferno (2015) – trailer
R – horror on DVD and Blu-Ray
In this Eli Roth horror film a group of students go to Peru to try to stop a logging company from cutting down a rain forest. Unfortunately their plane crashes and the survivors are then hunted by a native cannibal tribe.
Ariel Levy, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Lorenza Izzo, Sky Ferreira, Daryl Sabara, Nicolás Martínez
The Visit (2015) trailer
PG-13 – horror on DVD and Blu-Ray
A found footage horror film directed by M. Night Shyamalan in which two children are sent to stay with their grandparents who they discover are not the typical loving grandparents they thought they were.
Kathryn Hahn, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Ed Oxenbould, Olivia DeJonge, Benjamin Kanes
The Walk (2015) – trailer
PG – drama on DVD and Blu-Ray
The true story of Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who in 1974 ilegally walked across a wire between the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Clement Sibony
True Detective: Season 2 (2015) – trailer
not rated – crime drama on DVD and Blu-Ray
Season 2’s 8 episodes feature three southern California police agencies and a former criminal trying to figure out who killed city manager Ben Caspere.
Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, Kelly Reilly, Vince Vaughn