Weekly New Releases – February 14, 2017

For Valentine’s Day releases, there are surprisingly few love stories.

23 Paces to Baker Street
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Addams Family / Addams Family Values 2 Movie Pack
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Arrival
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Nominated for “Best Picture” at this year’s Academy Awards.
Bad Santa 2 Unrated
Amazon
  • Unrated Digital: US
  • Theatrical Digital: US
Comments Available on physical media Feb. 21.
Beavis and Butt-Head: The Complete Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: I know this is titled “The Complete Collection,” but Amazon reviews are saying it’s only a set of everything previously released on DVD, but not everything made. The description doesn’t say anything about that, but it *does* list a 1041 minute running time, which seems incredibly low for a TV series that lasted 208 episodes along with a movie. I never watched the series, but unless episodes were less than 5 minutes each, this isn’t complete.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/3D Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Busou Shinki
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Comments Alex: Anime series about mecha girls (instead of girls in mecha, girls in flight suits that look like mecha).
Camille (1936)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Archive Collection titles are not consistently available in Canada.
Comet Lucifer
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Comments Alex: SF/Fantasy anime series where a guy rescues a girl from a crystal underneath his hometown, that leads to him and the girl being hunted by the military.
The Crash
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Deep Water
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Diagnosis Murder: Seasons 4-6
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Doctor Strange (2016)
Amazon
  • Digital with Bonus Features: US
  • Digital Theatrical: US
Comments Available on physical media Feb. 28.
The Edge of Seventeen
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Friday the 13th Four Movie Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes the original, Part 2, Part 3, and Final Chapter.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Gunsmoke: The Long Ride
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Hap and Leonard
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Homefront
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
It Came From Outer Space
Amazon
  • 3D and 2D Blu-Ray: US, CAN
John Wayne Triple Feature
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes The Sons of Katie Elder, The Shootist, and El Dorado.
Killing Spree Director’s Cut
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
King Cobra
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Kojak: Season One
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Liberty’s Kids: Education Edition Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Mercy Street: Season 2
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Moonlight
Amazon
  • Digital: US
Comments Available on physical media Feb. 28
Morgan Freeman 3 Film Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls, and The Sum of All Fears.
The Mystic Archives of Dantalian
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments Alex: Anime series about a young man who has inherited a library that can imprison various magical books which can be used to unleash various magical creatures – and who is tasked to hunt down some to prevent them from being used by the wrong people.
Nash Bridges
Amazon
  • Season 3 Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Season 4 Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Nobunagun: SAVE Edition
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US
Comments Alex: Anime series about a young man who can summon weapons powered by the spirit of Oda Nobunaga in order to fight aliens.
October Sky
Amazon
  • Blu-ray: US, CAN
One Million Years B.C.
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
One Piece Collection 18
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Priceless
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Scooby-Doo! Shaggy’s Showdown
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Song of the Thin Man
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Star
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Star Trek: Enterprise: Complete Series
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Steamboat Bill, Jr. / College
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Thin Man Goes Home
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Tom and Jerry Oz Double Feature
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Tree of Wodden Clogs (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
True Women Complete Miniseries
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Voyage to the Planet of the Prehistoric Women
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Wacky Races: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Wayne’s World 2 Movie Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
The Yakuza (1975)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “I’m going with the Addams Family film collection.” Blaine says, “go with Steamboat Bill Jr. and/or Star Trek: Enterprise, depending on what you already own.”

8 replies on “Weekly New Releases – February 14, 2017”

  1. Jethro says:

    I enjoyed Arrival. The pacing makes 2001 look like a Michael Bay movie, but it’ one of those good hard scifi movies.

  2. “The pacing makes 2001 look like a Michael Bay movie”

    Bwahahahaha!

    (I can’t wait to see this, though now I’m expecting a lot of boredom.)

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      We reviewed it when it came out.

      While it’s slow paced, I wouldn’t go that far. I appreciated the willingness to build its character and situation.

    • Jethro says:

      I absolutely do not consider it boring.

      There’s nothing inherently wrong with a slow pace. They just tend not to make movies like that any more.

      One of my favourite movies is The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. It’s 15 minutes before anyone even speaks in that thing. I’m absolutely not opposed to a thrill-ride movie, either, but I miss movies where they actually draw you in without car chases and constant explosions – and Arrival definitely does that.

  3. Brian says:

    October Sky is one of those undervalued films that kids should be exposed to. Might get some more of them interested in the space program, particularly rural kids.

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