September Blu-ray Releases
September 3, 2015
With fall fast approaching the studios are amping up the release schedule with a crop of intriguing titles finding their way to Blu-ray high definition digital disc. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in September and, as usual, there’s something to please nearly every one.
I’ll start with the slate of recent releases making their way to disc in September. These include Robin Williams’ last release, Boulevard (not screened); Mad Max: Fury Road (***); I’ll See You in My Dreams (not screened); Cinderella (***); Age of Adaline (not screened); Furious 7 (** ½); Love and Mercy (*** ½); The Town That Dreaded Sundown (** ½); Pitch Perfect 2 (not screened); Aloft (not screened); Cop Car (not screened) and Poltergeist (**).
Julian Sands, Helena Bonham-Carter, ‘...View’
Scream/Shout Factory does a great job releasing cult films with a treasure trove of special features. This month’s offerings include the late Wes Craven’s 1989 fright film, Shocker (** ½); The Harvest (not screened); The Bear: 25th Anniversary Edition (***); The Legacy (** ½); The Sentinel (** ½) and Jack’s Back (not screened).
Criterion is known for their deluxe releases of critically acclaimed films and this month’s offerings include Brian DePalma’s Dressed to Kill (*** ½); A Room With a View (***); Moonrise Kingdom (** 1/2); Mister Johnson (not screened); Breaker Morant (***) and The Honeymoon Killers (***).
Emily Longstreth & Kevin Bacon in The Big Picture
Also coming to video retailers in September, in no particular order: Christine (***); The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 40th anniversary edition (***); The Mod Squad (* ½); Indian in the Cupboard (** ½); Mad Dog Time (not screened); Jumanji: 20th Anniversary Edition (**); Some Kind of Hero (**); Eaten Alive (***); The Forbidden Zone (** ½); Halloween 6: Producer’s Cut (not screened); House of the Long Shadows (not screened); The Big Picture (***); Unforgettable (***); Vigilante Force (not screened); The Life of David Gale (**); The Man Who Wasn’t There (***); Emperor of the North (*** ½); Fat City (***); Angel (not screened) and At Close Range (not screened).
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