Weekly New Releases – June 12, 2018

There are a lot of discount TV sets out this week. Jethro, this is the week: go nuts.

Abominable
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Air Raid Wardens / Nothing But Trouble
Amazon
  • MOD DVD: US
Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/DVD: US
iTunes
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments Anime series about the semi-jerkass instructor at a magic school
American Graffiti / More American Graffiti
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Ancient Aliens
Amazon
  • 10th Anniversary Giftset DVD: US, CAN
Bee Movie / Over the Hedge: 2 Movie Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Berserk
Amazon
  • Season 2 Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Season 2 Blu-Ray/DVD: US
Comments Second season of the CG animated series, generally panned for poor animation
Beverly Hills Cop 3 Movie Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Bing Crosby: The Silver Screen Collection
Amazon
  • 1930s DVD: US, CAN
  • 1940s DVD: US, CAN
Comments The 1930s DVD includes We’re Not Dressing, Mississippi, Rhythm on the Range, Sing you Sinners, American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered, and four others that don’t seem to be listed. The 1940s collection includes Rhythm on the River, Birth of the Blues, Holiday Inn, Going My Way, Welcome Stranger, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
Body of Evidence
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Bonnie Scotland / The Devil’s Brother
Amazon
  • MOD DVD: US, CAN
Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block
Amazon
  • Season 3 DVD: US, CAN
Columbo
Amazon
  • Complete Series DVD: US, CAN
  • Seasons 1-4 DVD: US, CAN
  • Seasons 5-7 DVD: US, CAN
  • Format: US, CAN
Coming to America
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Coraline / ParaNorman 2 Movie Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
D. Gray-Man: Season Four, Part Two
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Darkest Hour
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Darkman Trilogy
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Dirty Grandpa
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Emerald City
Amazon
  • Season 1 Volume 2 DVD: US, CAN
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Amazon
  • Complete Series DVD: US, CAN
Forrest Gump
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Fresh Off the Boat
Amazon
  • Season 4 DVD: US, CAN
Frontline: Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
George Carlin Commemorative Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Go West / The Big Store
Amazon
  • MOD DVD: US
Gold Raiders / Meet the Baron
Amazon
  • MOD DVD: US, CAN
Gross Anatomy
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Humanity Bureau
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
I Am Curious … Yellow/Blue (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
I Can Only Imagine
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Initial D Legend 3: Dream
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Third Initial D anime film.
Jack Ryan 5 Movie Colleciton
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Includes Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, The Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Sum of All Fears.
Jack the Giant Killer
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Jerry Lewis: 10 Movie Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes The Stooge, The Delicate Delinquent, The Bellboy, Cinderfella, The Errand Boy, The Ladies Man, The Nutty Professor, The Disorderly Orderly, The Patsy, and The Family Jewels.
Junior
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments The Jim Carrey film, not the Netflix series.
Life in Pieces
Amazon
  • Season 3 DVD: US, CAN
Love, Simon
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Loveless
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair / Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Madagascar / Penguins of Madagascar
Amazon
  • 2 Movie Collection DVD: US, CAN
Manila in the Claws of Light (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Memento
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Midway / MacArthur Double Feature
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
More American Graffiti
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Naughty Nineties
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments The original source of “Who’s on first?”
New Girl
Amazon
  • Season 6 DVD: US, CAN
Nightman
Amazon
  • Complete Series DVD: US, CAN
Ninja III: The Domination
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Cannon Films movie about an aerobics instructor and linewoman who is posessed by the ghost of a vengeful Ninja Assassin.
The Office (US)
Amazon
  • Complete Series DVD: US, CAN
  • Seasons 1-5 DVD: US, CAN
  • Seasons 6-9 DVD: US, CAN
One Day at a Time
Amazon
  • Season 3 DVD: US, CAN
Orange is the New Black
Amazon
  • Season 5 Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Season 5 DVD: US, CAN
  • Seasons 1-4 DVD: US, CAN
Ordinary Man
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Portlandia
Amazon
  • Season 8 DVD: US, CAN
Power
Amazon
  • Season 4 DVD: US, CAN
The Purge
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Purge: Anarchy
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Purge: Election Year
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Richard Pryor 4 Movie Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Car Wash, Which Way Is Up?, Brewter’s Millions, and Bustin’ Loose.
Royal Wedding Two Pack
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding and the William and Catherine wedding.
Scared Shrekless / Shrek’s Thrilling Tales
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Shark Tale / Flushed Away 2 Movie Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Shrek / Puss in Boots 2 Movie Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Smithsonian: America’s Greatest Monuments
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Smithsonian: A Star-Spangled Story: Battle for America
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Spartacus (1960)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Speechless
Amazon
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN
  • Season 2 DVD: US, CAN
Spetters
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Spiderwick Chronicles
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Step By Step
Amazon
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN
Stephen King TV and Movie Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes The Stand, The Langoliers, Golden Years, The Dead Zone, Pet Sematary, and Graveyard Shift.
Strangers: Prey at Night
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Strangers 2 Movie Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes The Strangers and The Strangers: Prey at Night
Suits
Amazon
  • Season 7 DVD: US, CAN
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
Amazon
  • Complete Series DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: For my money, this has the best theme song / opening intro of any of the 1980s Saturday Morning Cartoons.
Terminator Genisys
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Tomb Raider (2018)
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Trading Places
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Under Capricorn
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Note that the DVD is due June 12, but the Blu-Ray is June 19.
Voltron: Legendary Defender
Amazon
  • Seasons 1 and 2 DVD: US, CAN
Will and Grace: The Revival
Amazon
  • Season 1 Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN
WWE: Backlash 2018
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Ninja III: The Domination is a really dumb movie, but there are a lot of bits about it that makes it really fun to love.” Blaine says, “if you don’t own Columbo already, now is the time.”

7 replies on “Weekly New Releases – June 12, 2018”

  1. Jethro says:

    Boy the new Tomb Rider was kinda bad. But it wasn’t Alicia Vikander’s fault – she was a lot more believable as an action hero than Angelina Jolie.

    I’ve said for a while now that the problem with translating video games into movies is that you lose the first-person narrative. That is, rather than you controlling the action and the narrative (with many modern games offering branching narratives) you’re just watching, and that’s a completely different experience.

    I still stand by that, but watching this one made me see another huge problem.

    A lot of the video game stuff has to be shoe-horned into these things. And a lot of that makes zero sense in a movie setting. As a small example, the kind of beat-downs Lara Croft constantly takes in this movie would leave Captain America in a bloody pulp. The whole “wait to heal” thing from the video game doesn’t work in a movie.

    • That sort of talk is why I skipped Tomb Raider. (Unless you really meant Tomb Rider, which is probably a different version not suitable for children.)

      I did watch 2036 Unknown Origin, which wasn’t bad. It wasn’t the sort of thing I’d send everyone running to see, but it certainly was worth the 94 minutes we invested in it. I mention it because I find very, very little talk about it on the web and thought it deserved more than that.

      • Jethro says:

        I’d probably watch Tomb Rider (;

        I skipped Tomb Raider until it was free. And it pretty much lived up to my expectations.

  2. JD DeLuzio says:

    I still haven’t seen Darkest Hour, I doubt I’ll see the new Tomb Raider, and I already own Coraline and American Graffiti. See American Graffiti if you already haven’t, and check out the sequel, which is better than its reputation, in part because it doesn’t just try to imitate the original. Without AG‘s runaway success, we likely wouldn’t have had Star Wars.

    I am curious about a few relics of the 60s I haven’t seen, Curious Yellow / Blue and Jack the Giant Killer, but I suspect they really require viewing in context.

    Also: see Orange is the New Black if you haven’t. It’s not a family show, but it is one of my favorite genre series right now.

    • Also: see Orange is the New Black if you haven’t. It’s not a family show, but it is one of my favorite genre series right now.

      Is this woman’s prison on Mars or something? I missed that this show was in our genre.

      • JD DeLuzio says:

        Hey, everything’s some genre.

        However, in the context of this site, I meant to type, “non-genre.”

        Still, your Martian Women’s Prison series idea has potential.

        • Jethro says:

          >Still, your Martian Women’s Prison series idea has potential.

          You can watch Starcrash for a Space Prison scene. But I highly recommend against it.

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