On Demand DVD New releases Sept. 30-Oct. 6 Documentary fans and fans of real life stories have a lot to choose from this week: Linsanity and Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O are documentaries, Underground: The Julian Assange Story is technically not a documentary, but more of a biopic and Big Sur is about Jack Kerouac. Start getting in the mood for Halloween with Fright Night 2: New Blood and Apartment 1303. This is the End and Best Man Down should satisfy the itch for comedy. Lastly, make it family night and enjoy The Croods.
The Croods This animated adventure follows a prehistoric family wandering through an unfamiliar, fantastic world after their cave is destroyed. Voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone (PG, 1:38) 10/1
This Is the End A group of young Hollywood stars — including James Franco, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen — play versions of themselves in this bawdy comedy about, um, a group of young Hollywood stars having a party when suddenly they’re faced with the apocalypse. (R, 1:47) 10/1
Fright Night 2: New Blood A group of high-school students uncover a professor’s secret identity as a bloodthirsty vampire in this sequel/retelling of the 2011 Fright Night remake. Jaime Murray, Will Payne, Sean Power (R) 10/1
Apartment 1303 A modern ghost story which turns a love/hate relationship between mother and daughter into a tale of horror. Some rentals are too good to be true. Mischa Barton, Rebecca De Mornay, Julianne Michelle (R, 1:25) 10/1
Big Sur A recounting of Jack Kerouac’s (here known by the name of his fictional alter-ego Jack Duluoz) three sojourns to the cabin in Big Sur owned by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Stana Katic, Radha Mitchell, Kate Bosworth (1:40) 10/1 [Pre-theatrical release]
Underground: The Julian Assange Story A look at the early career of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Rachel Griffiths, Anthony LaPaglia, Alex Williams (1:29) 10/1 (Not to be confused with Benedict Cumberbatch’s The Fifth Estate, also about Julian Assange and in theaters Oct. 18)
Best Man Down A newlywed couple cancels their honeymoon and returns to the snowy Midwest to make the funeral arrangements for their best man, who died unexpectedly after their ceremony. Justin Long, Jess Weixler, Tyler Labine (PG-13) 10/3 [Same day as theatrical release]
Linsanity The life story of basketball sensation Jeremy Lin. Daniel Dae Kim, Jeremy Lin, Ming Yao (PG, 1;28) 10/4 [same day as theatrical release]
Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde From cattle drives, rodeos and conservation battles, to wild horse rescues, personal heartbreak and new-found love, this is the self-told tale of a colorful 6’5″ cowboy, paralleling both the old West and America’s growing awareness of the importance of protecting our natural resources. (Documentary, 1:34) 10/4 [Same day as theatrical release]
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