Weekly New Releases: August 16, 2016

Once again, the “first time on Blu-Ray” library titles are the most appealing.

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
American Ninja Franchise
Amazon
  • American Ninja Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • American Ninja DVD: US, CAN
  • American Ninja 2: The Confrontation Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • American Ninja 2: The Confrontation DVD: US, CAN
  • American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt DVD: US, CAN
  • American Ninja 4: The Annihilation Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • American Ninja 4: The Annihilation DVD: US, CAN
The Angry Birds Movie
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD / 3D Blu-Ray / Blu-Ray / Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Assassination Classroom: Season One Part Two
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Beethoven
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Blood Blockade Battlefront
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Comments The latest anime series from the creator of Trigun.
The ‘Burbs
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Community: The Complete Series (Amazon.com Exclusive)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Dead Like Me: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments This includes both seasons and the movie.
The Dream Team
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
God’s Not Dead franchise
Amazon
  • Two Movie DVD pack: US, CAN
  • God’s Not Dead 2 Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • God’s Not Dead 2 DVD: US, CAN
Gotham: Season Two
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Great Outdoors
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Hell on Wheels: Season 5 Volume 1
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
I Am JFK Jr.
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Ingrid Berman: In Her Own Words (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Lou Grant: Season Two
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Microwave Massacre
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Moby Dick
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Money Monster
Amazon
  • Digital: US
The Money Pit
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Once Upon a Time: Season Five
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Patch Adams
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Power Rangers franchise
Amazon
  • Power Rangers Megaforce: The Complete Season DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Complete Season DVD/Digital: US, CAN
The Pride and the Passion
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Punch Line
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Alex: Comedy anime series about a boy, Yuuta Iridatsu, who faints if he is (ahem) stimulated. After he is stimulated during a bus hyjacking because he saw a girl’s undergarments (it’s complicated), he develops the ability to astrally project when unconscious. However, if Yuuta sees the same pair of undergarments twice in a row, a meteor will immediately hit the earth, destroying it, forcing him to loop back in time. So, Yuuta must master his powers without causing the destruction of Earth, and has to figure out what the heck the meteor has to do with his abilities.
Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Sailor Moon Crystal – Set 1
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Reboot of Sailor Moon that hews a little closer to the manga.
Saved!
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Trinity Seven
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Anime romantic comedy action series.
The Vampire Diaries: Season Seven
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “This week, I’d recommend picking up The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai on Blu-Ray.” Blaine says, “I would go with Dead Like Me, created by Brian Fuller, the current showrunner of Star Trek: Discovery.”

5 replies on “Weekly New Releases: August 16, 2016”

  1. Fez says:

    Dead Like Me was wonderful, shame there wasn’t a movie. No, really, there was not. I don’t care what the packaging on that set claims, it does not exist.

    • I think I saw an episode or two of it over my sister’s shoulder, and it looked pretty good.

      Is that a shame the same way it’s a shame they never made a second Highlander shame?

      • Fez says:

        Exactly. And how there’s only one Matrix movie. Three Indiana Jones movies. One season of Heroes.

        • JD DeLuzio says:

          ….Two Godfather movies and, gee, too bad Lucas never got around to making the proposed prequels to Star Wars.

          (I always thought there were only two Indiana Jones movies, but I’m willing to negotiate).

          This week sees a few interesting releases, like the collector’s of Buckaroo Banzai and the doc about the fan-film Raiders. And fans of the Gothic and creepy might want to check out the Psycho-Biddy classic, Who(ever) Slew Auntie Roo?.

  2. Jethro says:

    I don’t know how people can watch Buckaroo Banzai. It’s just. Not. Good. It’s not even So Bad It’s Good.

    Dead Like Me was indeed a wonderful show.

    I didn’t know there were that many American Ninja movies. I knew there were at least two, because of how they screwed up translating the titles. The first one was called American Ninja. Then a movie called Action Force came out starring some of the same people, and they translated it as American Ninja 2 even though it’s 100 unrelated.

    Then American Ninja 2 came out and, of course, they had to translate that as American Ninja 3. They even chopped the voiceover on the trailers. It was kinda funny. Also kinda sad.

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