On Demand DVD New Releases June 17-23: It’s good week for music fans with Glastonbury the Movie (In Flashback), Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation, all premiering this week. Indie film fans will want to consider Maniac, Stoker, or Breakup at a Wedding. In addition, Movie 43, the Golden Globe-nominated Quartet and Jack the Giant Slayer will all be available.
American Idiots Four friends embark on a cross-country journey to Las Vegas in an old RV to stop a wedding and save a friend from losing the love of his life. Jeffrey T. Schoettlin, Sean Muramatsu, Caroline D’Amore (R, 1:32) 6/18 (same day as theatrical release)
Breakup at a Wedding A videographer captures an engaged couple’s decision to proceed with a sham wedding after the bride calls off the ceremony and decides to break up with her partner, who secretly hopes that his surprise gift will ultimately change her mind. Philip Quinaz, Alison Fyhrie, Chris Manley (PG-13, 1;25) 6/18 (same day as theatrical release)
Maniac The owner of a mannequin shop develops a dangerous obsession with a young artist. Elijah Wood, America Olivo, Nora Arnezeder (NR, 1: 29) 6/18
Jack the Giant Slayer (3-D) The famous “Jack and the Beanstalk” fairy tale is expanded for this visual epic about a young farmhand who joins the ancient war between humans and giants after opening a gateway between the two worlds. Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci (PG-13, 1:54) 6/18 (weeks before Netflix release)
The Last Exorcism Part II Nell Sweetzer, the possessed girl from the first film, is trying to move on with her life, but the evil force from her past returns with an even more terrifying plan. Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark (PG-13, 1:28) 6/18
Movie 43 This beyond outrageous comedy weaves together an all-star cast throughout a series of interconnected short films that represent a washed-up producer’s ideas for a new project. Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet (R, 1:34) 6/18
Stoker Director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) makes his American film debut (and first English-language film) with a dark drama about a mother and daughter whose family dynamic is shattered when the father dies and a mysterious uncle moves in. Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman (R, 1:39) 6/18
Quartet Dustin Hoffman takes the director’s chair for this highbrow comedy that takes place at a home for retired musicians. The annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is thrown into chaos by the arrival of the diva ex-wife of one of the residents. Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly (PG-13, 1:38) 6/18
Other titles premiering June 18: The Girl, Glastonbury the Movie (In Flashback), Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation, Summoned, 21 & Over.
And, to round out the week:
All American Zombie Drugs The story of two stoners, Vinny and Sebastion, who are living in small town suburbia and reveling in the glory days of their high school years. The two start a business doing the only thing they have ever excelled at … drugs. With the help of a jealous girlfriend and a rich goth chick, the pals take on the mob, angry, geeky, frat-boys, and zombies in the search of the perfect high. (PG-13, 1:39) 6/23
Availability dates subject to change. Check your cable provider for ordering information. 3-D movies require a 3-D TV.
© 2013 The Weinstein Company. Credit: Kerry Brown