August 18 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

Welcome to’s August 18 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

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons

Master Assassin Slade Wilson leads two lives: a relentless killer known as Deathstroke and a family man. Can he atone for the sins of the past—or will his family pay the ultimate price?

The Outpost

Based on true events. A team of U.S. soldiers stationed at the deadliest outpost in Afghanistan are relentlessly attacked by an overwhelming force of Taliban insurgents. Their fight for survival is the ultimate display of American valor.

I Am Vengeance: Retaliation

Ex-special forces soldier John Gold (WWE champ Stu Bennett) agrees to retrieve a hated foe in exchange for an expunged record in this action-packed sequel to I Am Vengeance.

A Dog’s Courage

Jacob, a feisty and playful dog abandoned by his owners joins a pack of strays and embarks on a journey filled with fun adventures and life lessons in their pursuit to find a new and loving home.

The Barge People

A group of friends sets off for a relaxing weekend away on the canals of the glorious British countryside, unaware of the flesh-eating mutants lurking in the water…ready and waiting to feed.

Those Who Deserve to Die

In this revisionist revenge film, a troubled veteran returns to his home town and, guided by a malevolent young girl, enacts a gruesome violence upon the villains of his past.

Emperor (DVD)

Emperor is inspired by the legend of Shields “Emperor” Green, a descendant of African kings turned outlaw slave in the pre-Civil War South.

Cannibal Corpse Killers (DVD)

In an apocalyptic wasteland Pike leads a group of survivors fighting demonically possessed corpses through the new America while trying to make it to the epicenter – Jawbone.

Criterion Corner

The Comfort of Strangers

Adapting the acclaimed novel by Ian McEwan, playwright and screenwriter Harold Pinter lends his signature unnerving dialogue and air of creeping menace to this spellbinding study of power, control, and the frighteningly thin line between pleasure and pain. Rupert Everett and Natasha Richardson are the prey, a beautiful British couple working on their relationship while on holiday in Venice; Christopher Walken and Helen Mirren are the hunters who draw them into the sinister web of their opulent, old-world palazzo.


Old Boyfriends

Diane Cruise (Talia Shire, in a riveting performance) is a woman whose life has shattered into a myriad of pieces after the dissolution of her marriage. She decides to delve into her past and seek out the men who marked the milestones of her life: Eric (John Belushi), the high school sweetheart who ruined her reputation with lies, Jeff (Richard Jordan), the college lover she almost married and Wayne (Keith Carradine), the unstable brother of her first real love.


Hard-bitten wanderer Jim Slater (Richard Widmark) rides the range seeking to avenge his father’s death. Along the way he meets frontier widow Karyl Orton (Donna Reed), who is being hunted by gunslinger Johnny Cool (William Campbell).

She Shoulda Said “No”! / The Devil’s Sleep (Forbidden Fruit, Volume 6)

After producing the wildly successful Mom and Dad, Kroger Babb, the godfather of the exploitation film, scored another coup by securing the involvement of Hollywood starlet Lila Leeds, who had been arrested in a high-profile marijuana bust with Robert Mitchum.

New On Digital HD

Open 24 Hours (exclusive clip)

After setting her brutal serial killer boyfriend on fire, a paranoid delusional woman gets a job at an all-night gas station. However, left alone to her own devices, her paranoia and hallucinations return with furious consequences.

Behind the Line – Escape to Dunkirk (exclusive clip)

A POW is singled out by a Nazi Commander, for his boxing abilities. He wants to humiliate him against his own champion. The POW’s use the upcoming fight as a diversion for a mass breakout to try and get as many soldiers back to Dunkirk and freedom.

The Silencing

A reformed hunter (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and a sheriff (Annabelle Wallis) are caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse when they set out to track a killer who may have kidnapped the hunter’s daughter five years ago.


When madly in love high school graduates Riley (Alexandra Shipp) and Chris (Nicholas Hamilton) are separated by a tragic car accident, Riley blames herself for her boyfriend’s death while Chris is stranded in limbo. Miraculously, the two find a way to connect. In a love story that transcends life and death, both Riley and Chris are forced to learn the hardest lesson of all: letting go.


Seeking social media fame, rideshare driver Kurt comes up with the perfect way to go viral: murdering his passengers via livestream.

Pretending I’m a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story

The story of the skaters and developers who came together to create one of the best-selling games of all time, changing the skateboarding scene and pop culture forever.

Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies

A definitive documentary on the history of nudity in the movies, beginning with the silent movie era through present day, examining the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while emphasizing the political, sociological and artistic changes that shaped this rich history.


Ruth’s misanthropic unborn baby speaks to her from the womb, coaching her to lure and ultimately kill her unsuspecting victims. Struggling with her conscience, loneliness, and a strange strain of prepartum madness, Ruth must ultimately choose between redemption and destruction at the moment of motherhood.

TV on Blu-ray and DVD

Cursed Films: Season 1

Cursed Films is a five-part documentary series which explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions.

Blue Bloods: The Tenth Season (DVD)

Season 10 picks up with newlyweds, Jamie (Will Estes) and Eddie (Vanessa Ray) attempting to balance the rocky terrain of their work and personal lives.

Playing For Keeps: Season 1 (DVD)

This fresh, contemporary, and glamorous murder mystery revolves around the titillating lives of the wives and girlfriends of renowned athletes. Your next obsession, Playing For Keeps lays bare the not-so-beautiful lives of beautiful people in a world full of lies, scandals, and possibly even murder…

Gold Digger: Season 1

On her 60th birthday, Julia (Emmy winner Julia Ormond) hits it off with handsome young Benjamin (Ben Barnes). But their whirlwind romance is marred by the disapproval of Julia’s adult children. Does Benjamin truly love her, or is he the gold digger her family believes him to be?


Marvel and DC