There are a couple of very, very notable titles this week.

Alice’s Restaurant
Amazon
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Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
Amazon
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Chi’s Sweet Home – The Complete Season 1
Amazon
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Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments Slice of life anime series about a stray cat which is adopted by a family living in an apartment which technically doesn’t allow cats. Each episode is 3 minutes long, and the first season features 104 episodes.
Cries and Whispers (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
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  • DVD: US, CAN
The Dario Argento Collection
Amazon
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Comments Includes The Cat O’ Nine Tails, Deep Red, and Inferno. Alex: Of the films on in this set, we have one part each of two trilogies. The Cat o’ Nine Tails is part of Argento’s “Animal Trilogy” (along with Four Flies on Grey Velvet and Argento’s first film – The Bird with the Crystal Plumage). Inferno is part of Argento’s “Three Mothers” trilogy, along with his classic Susperia and The Mother of Tears.
Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission / Fatal Mission
Amazon
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Comments Blaine: These are the sequels, not the original.
Facts of Life
Amazon
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Comments The Lucille Ball / Bob Hope movie, not the TV series.
Gingitsune: Complete Collection
Amazon
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Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
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Comments Urban/suburban fantasy anime series about a girl who takes care of a Shinto shrine.
Gravity: Special Edition
Amazon
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Harlock: Space Pirate
Amazon
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Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments CGI anime film directed by Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed, Starship Troopers: Invasion). Originally licensed for streaming by Netflix, now finally getting a DVD release.
Hoop Dreams (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
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The Imitation Game
Amazon
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  • DVD: US, CAN
Interstellar
Amazon
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  • DVD: US, CAN
Lovejoy: Series 5
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Lovely Complex – The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD (Thin Pack): US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD (Thin Pack): US
Comments Re-release of the slice of life rom-com anime.
The Lucio Fulci Collection
Amazon
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Comments Includes City of the Living Dead, The House by the Cemetery, and The New York Ripper. Alex: This set has 2/3rds of Fulci’s “Gates of Hell” trilogy. The missing film, The Beyond is available separately.
Miss Marple: Volume 2
Amazon
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Mortal Kombat Conquest: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Outcast
Amazon
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Sankarea: Undying Love (Complete Series)
Amazon
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Rightstuf
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Comments Creepy and squicky romantic-drama series.
Shanghai Story
Amazon
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Silicon Valley: Season 1
Amazon
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The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry
Amazon
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VEEP: Season Three
Amazon
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Wild
Amazon
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Without a Clue
Amazon
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  • DVD: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “I haven’t seen anything particularly compelling this week, but Gravity, Imitation Game and Interstellar are all on my must see list.” Alex says, “Pretty much the same as Blaine’s list, though I might pick up the Fulci & Argento sets later, after the price has gone down a bit, as possible candidates for reviews come Halloween.”