Weekly New Releases – June 20, 2017

Things always slow down a bit in the midst of the major theatrical tentpoles.

8 Million Ways to Die
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Airplane franchise
Amazon
  • Airplane II: The Sequel Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Airplane / Airplane II: The Sequel Two Movie Collection Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Season 1 Vol. 5
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Anchorman / Anchorman 2
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Big O
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Alex: The DVD re-release of this was covered last week.
Bird with the Crysal Plumage
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Comments Giallo film by Dario Argento.
Car Wash
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Colony: Season Two
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Congo
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Dragon Ball Z Kai: Final Chapters Part Three
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Everybody Loves Somebody
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Geronimo Stilton: Season 1 Vol. 5
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Hack-O-Lantern (Halloween Night)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Himouto Umaru-Chan
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
Island of Terror
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Joe Versus the Volcano
Amazon
  • MOD Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Josie and the Pussycats: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Kong: Skull Island
Amazon
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments Available on physical media July 18, 2017
Lawnmower Man
Amazon
  • Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments The Jim Carrey movie, not the Netflix series
Life
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Marseille Trilogy (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Marius, Fanny, and Cesar.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Stage adaptation of the Shakespeare Play directed by Julie Taymor (Broadway version of The Lion King, and the screen adaptations of Titus Androicus and The Tempest)
Naked Gun Trilogy
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Naruto – Shippuden: The Movie 5 – Blood Prison
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Nature: Forest of the Lynx
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Nature: Hotel Armadillo
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Norn9: Norn + Nonette
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Nova: Chinese Chariot Revealed
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
One Piece: Season Nine, Voyage One
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Ozzy and Drix: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Based on the cover art, this appears to be a TV spinoff of Osmosis Jones.
Paul Naschy Collection
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show: Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Ping Pong the Animation: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US
Comments Anime series about a Ping Pong club (that is different from the actual “Ping Pong Club anime).
Railroad Tigers
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Sailor Moon S Part 2 (Season 3)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US
  • DVD: US
Seven Deadly Sins: Season One, Part Two
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US
Smurfs: The First Season
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Amazon
  • Digital Plus Bonus Content: US
  • Digital Theatrical: US
Comments Available on physical media July 11
Stealing Charlie Chaplin
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Digital: US, CAN
Tag (Riaru Onigokko)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Tales from the Crypt
Amazon
  • Complete Series DVD: US, CAN
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN
  • Season 2 DVD: US, CAN
  • Season 3 DVD: US, CAN
  • Season 4 DVD: US, CAN
  • Season 5 DVD: US, CAN
  • Season 6 DVD: US, CAN
  • Season 7 DVD: US, CAN
Ten Little Indians
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
This Beautiful Fantastic
Amazon
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Thunderbird 6 / Thunderbirds are Go! Double Feature
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Transformers: Rescue Bots
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Under the Dome: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Wilson
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • Format: US
Workaholics
Amazon
  • The Complete Series DVD: US, CAN
  • The Final Season DVD: US, CAN
Zookeeper’s Wife
Amazon
  • Digital: US

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “I’ve already pre-ordered Big O.” Blaine says, “I’d go with the economical Blu-Ray upgrades for Airplane or the Naked Gun movies, depending upon what you already own.”

7 replies on “Weekly New Releases – June 20, 2017”

  1. Jethro says:

    Hey, how was Life?

    • Brian says:

      The reviews seem to be pretty much in the middle (54 on Metacritic). There’s a fan theory that this is a back-door origin film for Venom (Columbia Pictures made this and owns the rights to the Spider-Man films). So, there’s that.

    • zocalo says:

      If you’ve seen the trailer, you’ve pretty much seen the film – give or take some FX (which is good, but not exceptional). There’s no real ethical/moral question being pondered, it’s a simple case of they wake it up, and it then proceeds to grow from cute jelly-Groot to killing machine, breaking down successive levels of containment and (naturally) killing the crew in gruesome ways as it goes. Not very original and, other than the improved FX, well short of the levels set by Alien or The Thing. The inevitable final act jeopardy is a pretty simple binary outcome whose possible resolutions are obvious from almost the second they set it up with the last two survivors going in opposite directions – about as exciting as a coin toss.

      54 on Metacritic sounds about right; it’s an average film, so if you’re into that kind of film and don’t set your expectations too high you’ll probably enjoy it but, personally, if I was in the mood for a alien survival/horror movie I’d be more likely to dust off Alien or The Thing than track down Life.

      • Jethro says:

        > If you’ve seen the trailer, you’ve pretty much seen the film

        This is why I don’t watch trailers… and why I’m not reading the rest of your comment because from the first few words it seems pretty spoilerific!

        • zocalo says:

          Some minor spoilers if you’ve not seen the trailer but no major reveals unless you have no idea at all what the film is about beyond the basic premise of a sample that might contain evidence of life being brought back from Mars and it’s tagline. If you know what happens to that sample (pretty obvious given the tagline), or the two films it particularly draws on, then it should be safe to read unless you are especially spoilerphobic. At least I hope so, because that was what I was aiming for. :)

          Those other two films are far superior IMO – I thought Life was only average; very predicatable, not very scary, and probably only worth watching if that type of film is your thing.

          • Jethro says:

            > Some minor spoilers if you’ve not seen the trailer but no major reveals unless you have no idea at all what the film is about beyond the basic premise of a sample that might contain evidence of life being brought back from Mars and it’s tagline.

            Yup, I didn’t know any of that! Seriously, avoiding spoilers is kind of my superpower… which means you have successfully kryptonited me…

  2. Brian says:

    Joe vs the Volcano is the best Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan film. There, I said it.

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