August 11 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases


August 11 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

August 11 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

Welcome to’s August 11 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!

New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD

The High Note
When music superstar Grace is presented with a choice that could alter her career, her aspiring-music-producer assistant comes up with a plan that changes their lives forever.

Valley Of The Gods
Starring Josh Hartnett and John Malkovich, this film juxtaposes abundance and poverty through the eyes of an anguished writer, a bizarre trillionaire, and a struggling Navajo community armed with only a now-imminent ancient legend.

Exit Plan (DVD)
Insurance claims investigator Max (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) follows the clues of a mysterious death to a remote hotel that specializes in assisted suicide. His search uncovers disturbing revelations that he may not be able to escape.

A White White Day (DVD)
In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief (a chilling Ingvar Sigurdsson, who received Cannes Critics Week award for Best Actor for his performance) begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier.

Djon Africa (DVD)
A carefree young Rastafarian named Miguel, a.k.a. Djon África, is prompted to go on a search for his father, who he never met. All he knows is what his grandmother tells him: that his father was deported long ago to Cape Verde, where Miguel goes on a quest to find his roots.

Terra Franca (DVD)
In an ancient riverfront village outside of present-day Lisbon, a fisherman, Albertino, inhabits both the solitude of the river and the family life that rhythmically brings him ashore. An observational portrait of place, individual, community, belonging, and labor.

Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint
The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term even existed.


The Phantom of the Opera
When the star of a London Opera house (Heather Sears) is kidnapped, a producer (Edward de Souza) tracks down the Phantom (Herbert Lom) who is intent on seeking his revenge.

John Travolta plays a hard-living, promiscuous angel living on Earth who is investigated by two tabloid journalists who eventually learn from him the true meaning of love.

The Quest
Still grieving the loss of his parents, a young boy living in Australia finds himself caught up in the magic of an Aboriginal myth that might be more real than anyone knows.

Tender Mercies
Academy Award winner Robert Duvall headlines this touching story of a down-and-out country singer named Mac and the young widow (Tess Harper) he meets in a small Texas town. But as their relationship blossoms, Mac’s years of hard living resurface when his music star ex-wife (Betty Buckley) appears in a nearby town, bringing his estranged daughter (Ellen Barkin) with her.

Love Hunter
Twenty-year-old Kazuo is in love with his college girlfriend, Hisako, but he can’t help but be intrigued by a mysterious older woman named Kyoku, a promiscuous woman unsatisfied with her marriage. As time goes on, both Kazuo and Hisako are pulled into the seemingly rules free, borderless world of Kyoku – with all of its many pains and pleasures.

A Bigger Splash
An intimate film about English-born, often California-based artist David Hockney and his work, honoring its subject through creative risk-taking. Hazan creates an improvisatory narrative-nonfiction hybrid featuring Hockney, a wary participant, as well as his circle of friends, capturing the agonized end of the lingering affair between Hockney and his muse, an American named Peter Schlesinger.

New On Digital HD

The King of Staten Island
Scott (Pete Davidson) has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He’s now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, chasing a dream of becoming a tattoo artist that seems far out of reach.

Ballbuster (exclusive clip)
It’s Major League for the NBA! Starring Jerry O’Connell, Elisabeth Rohm and Bobby Slayton.

Kat and the Band (exclusive clip)
Clever, music-obsessed Kat Malone (Ella Hunt, “Dickinson”) creates her ultimate side-hustle: managing a struggling band, led by skeptical Alex (Dougie Poynter, McFly,) while balancing the average teenage pressures of friendship, school and family.

Dead Fred (exclusive clip)
Three women reunite in support of their longtime friend-and get more than they bargained for, when they discover her deadbeat “missing” husband is actually still in the picture–in this dark comedy about friendship, loyalty and very old secrets.

G-LOC (exclusive clip)
In this gripping sci-fi epic starring Stephen Moyer, Casper Van Dien, and John Rhys-Davies, a runaway escaping to a hostile planet must battle a savage female warrior to survive.

Waiting For the Barbarians
The Magistrate of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of Colonel Roll, whose task it is to report on the activities of the ‘barbarians’ and on the security situation on the border. Joll conducts a series of ruthless interrogations, which leads the Magistrate to question his loyalty to the empire.

Made in Italy
Liam Neeson stars in this heart-warming comedy about a father returning to glorious Tuscany with his estranged son to repair their old family villa, as well as their relationship.

The Tax Collector
David and Creeper are “tax collectors” for a local crime lord, but when an old rival returns, David must fight for his family and his life.

The Secret Garden
A new take on the beloved classic novel, a young orphan girl who, after being sent to live with her uncle, discovers a magical garden on the grounds of his estate.

Black Water: Abyss
Deep in the forests of Australia, a group of friends explore a remote cave system when a tropical storm hits. As rising flood waters trap them deep below the surface, something even deadlier emerges from the darkness – killer crocodiles.

A parolee teams up with his old crew determined to find a buried bag of cash stolen five years ago from a DEA bust gone bad but a retired Sheriff’s obsession to right past wrongs leads to a gun blasting showdown in the middle of the desert.

TV on Blu-ray and DVD

Dispatches From Elsewhere: Season 1
Four diverse strangers searching for meaning stumble into a mysterious game hidden in plain sight.

Orange Is the New Black: Season 7
In the show’s final season, a recently paroled Piper tries to get back on her feet while life in Litchfield, as corrupt as ever, goes on without her.

Final Space: The Complete First and Second Seasons
Lightfold! Into Seasons One and Two of the Animated Comedic Sci-Fi Final Space

Are You Afraid of the Dark? (DVD)
The three-part, self-contained limited series is about the newest member of The Midnight Society, her first scary tale, and what happens to the group when the terrifying events of her story start to actually happen in their small town. Plus 3 fan-favorite episodes from the classic series!