Weekly Digital Disk Picks for June 28th, 2016

This is a very light week for number of home video releases, likely because it’s typically a high volume week for blockbuster theatrical releases.

4 Movie Thrills and Chills Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Godzilla (1998), Mysterious Island, The Covenant, and Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost Movie.
Adventures in Babysitting (2016)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments This year’s TV movie, not the 1987 theatrical release.
A Wind Named Amnesia
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Anime film where extraterrestrials, concerned by humanity’s capacity for violence, gives all humans amnesia through an airborne biological weapon, destroying human society so mankind is no longer a threat to the universe. The film follows a character traveling the world in the wake of this event.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Amazon
  • Digital Ultimate Edition: US
  • Digital Theatrical Edition: US
Comments Available in physical media July 19, 2016.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula / Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Clouds of Sils Maria (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Den-Noh Coil Collection 1
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Cyberpunk anime series, following teenagers who are investigating mysteries within augmented reality, and a conspiracy related to the nature of that technology.
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Elstree 1976
Amazon
  • Special Director’s Edition Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Special Director’s Edition DVD: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: I like the concept, interviewing the actors behind masks of minor Star Wars characters, but the reviews sound like it’s a somewhat disjointed collection of existing interviews rather than new and original material.
Eye in the Sky
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Ghost Rider / Hellboy
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Godzilla (1998)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Green Room
Amazon
  • Digital: US
Comments Available on physical media July 12.
Groundhog Day / Stripes
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Hakuoki – Demon of the Fleeting Blossom
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Compilation film adapting the first season of the television series.
Kung Fu Panda 3
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Layer Cake / Snatch
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Movie Movie
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
One Piece: Collection Sixteen
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Pilot Candidate
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Mecha anime series from back in 2000.
Precious Cargo
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Return of the Killer Tomatoes
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray US, CAN
Roland and Rattfink
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Soul Hunter: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Anime adaptation of a manga from Shonen Jump from 1999.
Tijuana Toads
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Two Guys and a Girl (and a Pizza Place): Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Two-Minute Warning
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Yurikuma Arashi – The Complete Series
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Comments The latest anime series from the director of Revolutionary Girl Utena and Penguindrum.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “Dr. Strangelove, without hesitation. Stanley Kubrick and Criterion Collection together make a no-brainer.” Alex says, “Anime fans should check out Yurikuma Arashi.”

3 replies on “Weekly Digital Disk Picks for June 28th, 2016”

  1. Fez says:

    Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place (Later, Two Guys and a Girl) was somewhat underappreciated. My wife and I both enjoyed it, and this is the first time it’s managed to get a release. We preordered it directly from Shout Factory so we’ve had it for a month already and have finished re-watching it. The release itself it good, video is clear, no quirks/glitches/etc. If you liked the series, it’s worth picking up.

  2. JD DeLuzio says:

    The Thrills and Chills collection is an odd mix. I vaguely recall The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from The Banana Splits, where it was rerun. Very strange take on these characters. That was from an era where the creators of children’s programming appeared to all be on hallucinogenics.

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