Top Ten DVD Releases For September 2, 2014

This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams

American Promise

Set against the backdrop of the educational achievement gap that affects African-American students at all socioeconomic levels. This story follows two young boys from kindergarten to high school. Over the 12 years, we see the boys and their families struggle with stereotypes and identity, and ultimately take increasingly divergent paths on their road to graduation.


Explores the complexity of race in America through the eyes of the ocean. Looking into the history of “black consciousness” as it evolves and triumphs into the minds of African-American surfers, we learn the power of transcending race as a constructive phenomenon.

Draft Day

The NFL Draft is upon the general manager who has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland by trading for the number one pick. He must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on the life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

Line of Duty: Series Two

Following DS Steve Arnott in the police anti-corruption unit after the death of a man in a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist by another cop.

Chicago Fire: Season Two

Following the stories of firefighters in Chicago.

For No Good Reason

A look back at Ralph Steadman’s remarkable career offering a glimpse into his vivid imagination, whose surreal, often confrontational artwork is associated with books such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Curse of Lono. Interviews with Johnny Depp, Terry Gilliam, Tim Robbins and others offers insight into the man behind the legend. Meanwhile, Steadman watches as his drawings are brought to life through the magic of animation for the very first time.

Lovejoy: Series Two

Chicago P.D.: Season One

Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the Intelligence Unit and the Uniformed Cops.

14 Blades

When the Imperial Court is taken over by evil eunuch JIA, the best of the Jinyiwei, QINGLONG is assigned to steal a list identifying those still loyal to the Emperor. With betrayal and power plays, rallying of forces and trying to restore the Emperor to power.

Dinosaur Train: Buddy’s Halloween Adventure

Honorable Mention

Nature: Fabulous Frogs

Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?

The Originals: The Complete First Season

Sanctuary: Quite a Conundrum

Mom’s Night Out

Baby Blues

Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero

The Possession of Michael King

Kam Williams is a popular and top NewsBlaze reviewer, our chief critic. Kam gives his unvarnished opinion on movies, DVDs and books, plus many in-depth and revealing celebrity interviews.

Sadly, Lloyd Kam Williams passed away in 2019, leaving behind a huge body of work focused on America’s black entertainment community. We were as sad to hear of his passing as we were overjoyed to have him as part of our team.