Weekly New Releases – July 29, 2014

This week sees several James Garner films. Those released in physical media were on the schedule before his recent passing, so those are coincidental. The digital releases strike me as rapid releases hoping to ride the wave of nostalgia following his death.

Adventure Time: Princess Day
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Big Chill (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Caddyshack
Amazon
  • Digital: US
Dr. Slump – The Original Movies (Complete Collection)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments Alex: Before Akira Toriyama wrote Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, he did a gag anime and manga called Dr. Slump. This set has all five of the films that were spun off from the show.
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Amazon
  • Digital: US
Duel at Diablo
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Starring James Garner
The Garfield Show: Best Friends Forever
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Grace Kelly Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Includes High Society, Dial M for Murder (a personal favorite), The Country Girl, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, To Catch a Thief and Mogambo.
Lullaby
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Mark Twain’s Roughing It
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Marty
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Midsomer Murders: Set 24
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Keys of Friendship
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Mystery Science Theatre 3000: XXX
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes The Black Scorpion, Outlaw (of Gor), The Projected Man and It Lives By Night
Noah
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Other Woman
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Paris Blues
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Problem Children Complete Collection
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Comments Alex: The full title is “Problem Children Are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They?” This is a semi-post apocalyptic anime series set on another world where humanity is driven to the brink of extinction due to a war with demons. The surviving humans have started bringing in young people with special abilities from other worlds to come and help – including Earth.
Protector 2
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Ransom of Red Chief
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD Limited Edition: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray/DVD Limited Edition: US
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US
Comments Alex: Fanservice-heavy ninja anime. The limited edition features a chipboard artbox.
Separate Tables
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Teen Titans Go! – Couch Crusaders: Season 1, Part 2
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Vampire Knight: The Complete Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments Alex: Shojo reverse harem drama anime. Contains seasons 1 & 2.
WWE Presents Money In The Bank 2014
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “although I haven’t seen all of the episodes yet, I’d say Twin Peaks is the best of the bunch.” Alex says, “Fans of Twin Peaks should really get the boxed set. Other than that, I’m interested in checking out The Protector 2 – I enjoyed the action scenes in the first film, and I’m interested in seeing how this one plays out.”

6 replies on “Weekly New Releases – July 29, 2014”

  1. Jethro says:

    I was unbelievably disappointed in Twin Peaks.

    When I was growing up, you could watch it if you had cable. I did not have cable. Some friends of mine looved the show and one of them taped (yeah, tapes!) every episode, and he started lending me the tapes. So I’d watch a few episodes and run over and beg him for the next, because cliffhangers.

    One day I watch a tape with the biggest cliffhanger of all times. I was like, wow, can’t WAIT for the next one!

    …except there was no next one. I’d just seen the last episode.

    Yeah, I know there’s a movie. It didn’t really help.

    And yeah, I’m holding a grudge, but seriously, I was a kid, that was a painful experience.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      Twin Peaks support group?

      I was in my twenties, and the early episodes of the first season totally mesmerized me. Nothing like it had been on television. Locally, the creepiness factor tore through the roof, unfortunately, because, one week after the pilot aired, a young woman, an engineering student, was murdered under mysterious circumstances– body found in an almost-remote area. RIP.

      Still, a brilliant series…

      ….that, IMO, shot rapidly downhill a few weeks into its first season. And while fans and (I think) Lynch insist that Laura Palmer’s murder wasn’t really supposed to have a conclusion– it was the catalyst for other things– it was clear no one initially had any idea what the solution was or what half the clues meant. The post-series movie did not help at all. It has a cult following, but I’m with the people who booed it when it premiered at Cannes.

      So, yeah, I feel for you.

      (The university student murder was ‘officially’ never solved, though police have since matched DNA to a convicted felon who committed suicide a few years later)

      • Jethro says:

        The thing that really bugs me is (and again, I haven’t watched the thing since the very early ’90s so I may be off by a bit) I think in episode 10 we find out her dad killed her. But nooooooooo now it’s some weirdo spirit crap.

        But yeah, the first bunch of episodes of that show were really good, and really interesting and really original. Not as creepy for me, because where I lived we were completely desensitised to people being kidnapped and murde… uh. Wait, that might be worse…

  2. Well, for what it’s worth, the Twin Peaks boxed set has an additional 90 minutes of deleted and extended scenes from the film.

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