New DVD Releases November 20th, 2018

DVD movie releases this week include The Magnificent Ambersons, Active Measures, True Stories, and more. Read our latest DVD and Blu-ray releases blog for our picks.

The Magnificent Ambersons

DVD Release Date: 11/20/2018
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 07/10/1942
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Orson Welles
Actors: Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter, Tim Holt, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Collins
Plot: The story of a rich family in the early twentieth century unfolds over many decades. As a young man, Eugene wishes to marry Isabel, but is too wild. Years later, having achieved success in business, he returns and seeks to marry the widowed Isabel, but not all of Isabel's family is happy with this development.

Active Measures

DVD Release Date: 11/20/2018
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 08/31/2018
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jack Bryan
Actors: John McCain, Hillary Cinton, Michael McFaul, John Podesta
Plot: A documentary that connects Russian President Vladamir Putin with the 2016 US election and the Trump Campaign.

True Stories

DVD Release Date: 11/20/2018
Overall Rating: 2.6 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 10/10/1986
Language: English
Genre: Musical/Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: David Byrne
Actors: David Byrne, John Goodman, Spalding Gray, Swoosie Kurtz, Annie McEnroe, Jo Harvey Allen
Plot: A small, everyday Texas town prepares for the upcoming sesquicentennial of the state and we tag along, meeting a cast of colorful characters who populate it.

We the Animals

DVD Release Date: 11/20/2018
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 08/17/2018
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jeremiah Zagar
Actors: Ra˙l Castillo, Josiah Gabriel, Evan Rosado, Isaiah Kristian, Sheila Vand, Terry Holland
Plot: A trio of brothers, Joel, Manny and Jonah, tear through their childhood while pushing back against their parent's tough love. While Joel and Manny seem to be growing into mini versions of their father, even as their mother plots an escape, young Jonah becomes lost in a world of his own imagination.

The Dawn Wall

DVD Release Date: 11/20/2018
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 09/14/2018
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer
Actors: Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson
Plot: Overcoming obstacles both physical and personal, legendary free climber Tommy Caldwell, along with Kevin Jorgeson, sets their sites on the seemingly impossible: scaling the 3000 foot vertical cliff face known as The Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

Kin

DVD Release Date: 11/20/2018
Overall Rating: 2.1 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 08/31/2018
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker
Actors: Carrie Coon, James Franco, ZoŰ Kravitz, Dennis Quaid, Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor
Plot: An ex-con, just released, finds himself on the run with his adopted teen brother. Chased by feds, a group of super soldiers and a one dangerous criminal, the duo rely on the powers of a mysterious weapon to protect them.

CinemAbility

DVD Release Date: 11/20/2018
Overall Rating: 2.0 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 07/26/2013
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Jenni Gold
Actors: Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Apted, William H. Macy, Gary Sinise

Some Like It Hot

DVD Release Date: 11/13/2018
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 03/29/1959
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Romance
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Billy Wilder
Actors: Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Nehemiah Persoff
Plot: When two men run from a murder, they disguise themselves as women, only to find themselves in more trouble when the both fall for the same girl, who only knows them as women.

Alpha

DVD Release Date: 11/13/2018
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 08/17/2018
Language: English
Genre: Action/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Albert Hughes
Actors: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe, Leonor Varela, Jˇhannes Haukur Jˇhannesson, Mercedes de la Zerda, Jens HultÚn
Plot: Taking place 20,000 years in the past, during the last Ice Age, a hunter becomes separated from his clan following a disastrous hunt. Alone in an unforgiving environment and surrounded by predators, he finds himself befriending a wolf, which could be a means to survive or lead to a quick death.

The Children Act

DVD Release Date: 11/13/2018
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 09/14/2018
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Richard Eyre
Actors: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead, Ben Chaplin, Jason Watkins, Rosie Cavaliero
Plot: High Court judge Fiona Maye is dealing with a home life that is falling apart even as she faces a court case with far-reaching implications. Adam, a teen with a life-threatening illness, refuses a blood transfusion on religious grounds. She takes a radical course of action when she decides to visit his hospital bed, an encounter that will have a profound effect on both of their lives.

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