On Demand DVD New Releases Sept. 16-22
A mid-month set of releases that offers some big names and some smaller titles … let’s see what this week has in store!
Bless Me, Ultima Rudolfo Anaya’s controversial novel comes to life in this adaptation set in World War II-era New Mexico, where a young boy’s life is drastically affected by an elderly medicine woman who comes to stay with his family. Miriam Colon, Luke Ganalon, Dolores Heredia (PG-13, 1:46) 9/17 [Same as DVD]
The Bling Ring (pictured above) Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) directs this examination of celebrity culture based on a true story about a group of fame-obsessed teens who rob celebrities’ homes. Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Leslie Mann (R, 1:30) 9/17 [Same as DVD]
Disconnect The effects of modern technology on our lives is front and center in this sprawling drama about a family struggling to communicate, a couple whose secrets are exposed online, an ex-cop struggling to raise his son, and an ambitious journalist who maybe gets too close to the subject of one of her stories. Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Alexander Skarsgård (R, 1:55) 9/17 [Same as DVD]
The East An undercover operative for a private security firm finds that her loyalties become divided when she infiltrates an anarchist group of anti-corporate militants near the Mason-Dixon line. Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page (PG-13, 1:56) 9/17 [Same as DVD]
World War Z (3-D) Brad Pitt stars as a U.N. employee who must race around the globe trying to help stop a zombie pandemic that has toppled governments and broken down society. Based on the novel by Max Brooks. Also stars Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale (PG-13, 1:56) 9/17 [Same as DVD]
Blue Caprice Isaiah Washington stars in this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller about the notorious DC sniper. Also stars Tequan Richmond, Tim Blake Nelson (R, 1;31) 9/17 [Same day as theatrical release.]
C.O.G. Based on a story by acclaimed writer David Sedaris, a young man (Jonathan Groff , Glee) takes a fish-out-of-water journey in an unfamiliar corner of America. Also stars Troian Bellisario, Dale Dickey, Denis O’Hare, (R, 1:28) 9/17 [Same day as theatrical release]
Paradise After surviving a plane crash, a young conservative woman suffers a crisis of faith. Leaving her old life behind, she travels to Las Vegas in search of adventure and befriends unlikely companions. Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Nick Offerman, Holly Hunter (PG-13, 1:26) 9/19 [Pre-theatrical release]
Availability dates subject to change. Check your cable provider for ordering information. 3-D movies require a 3-D TV.
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