Weekly New Releases – June 26, 2018

This is a week for library titles.

Adventures in Public School
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
All For One
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Black Lightning
Amazon
  • Season 1 Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN
Blade Runner 2049
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
A Breed Apart
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
China Syndrome
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Clockwork Planet: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US
Comments Semi-Steampunk science fiction anime (at least going from the description).
Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
Amazon
  • MOD Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Complete Hal Roach, Thelma Todd, and Patsy Kelly Comedy Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Curse of the Cat People
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Disney Big Hero 6: The Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Disorganized Crime
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Escape Plan 2: Hades
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Digital: US
Female Trouble (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Fiesta
Amazon
  • MOD DVD: US, CAN
Frontline: Weinstein
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Garo Special: Beast Of The Demon Night
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments TV Special for the Tokusatsu series “Garo”.
Geostorm
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Girlfriends
Amazon
  • Series 1 DVD: US, CAN
Going to War
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Grimoire of Zero
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray (Limited Edition): US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • Blu-Ray (Limited Edition): US
Comments Heroic Fantasy anime series. The Limited Edition comes in a slipcover with a 96 page artbook and 6 art cards.
Groundhog Day
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Hannah
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Harry Potter franchise
Amazon
  • Years 1 and 2 Double Feature Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Years 3 and 4 Double Feature Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Years 5 and 6 Double Feature Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Year 7 Double Feature Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Years 1 and 2 Double Feature DVD: US, CAN
  • Years 3 and 4 Double Feature DVD: US, CAN
  • Years 5 and 6 Double Feature DVD: US, CAN
  • Year 7 Double Feature DVD: US, CAN
Heart Guy: Series 2
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Hunter x Hunter Set 4
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Comments Contains Episode 51-75. Ordering the Blu-Ray through RightStuf (within a limited time) gets you a replica of a Gold Hunter’s License from the show.
In Darkness
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
It
Amazon
  • Special Edition DVD: US, CAN
Jack Reacher
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
John Wayne 20 Film Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Which 20 films? No idea, but they’ll be in the public domain with this studio and price point.
Kenka Bancho Otome – Girl Beats Boys
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US
Comments Anime series about a girl who ends up going to a school where the students are almost entirely juvenile delinquents, and she ends up beating her way to running the school.
Last Man Standing
Amazon
  • Season 5 DVD: US, CAN
  • Season 6 DVD: US, CAN
Le Comte de Monte Cristo
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Martian Chronicles Complete Miniseries
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Mick
Amazon
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN
  • Season 2 DVD: US, CAN
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
Amazon
  • MOD DVD: US
Miracles
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Mission: Impossible franchise
Amazon
  • MI1 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • MI2 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • MI3 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • MI Ghost Protocol 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • MI Rogue Nation 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
National Geographic specials
Amazon
  • Animal PD DVD: US, CAN
  • Symphony for Our World DVD: US, CAN
  • Wild Chile DVD: US, CAN
NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Pagan Love Song (1950)
Amazon
  • MOD DVD: US
Peyton Place: Part Four
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Pink Panther Cartoon Collection
Amazon
  • Volume 2 Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Volume 2 DVD: US, CAN
Prison School: Live Action
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US
Comments Live-action adaptation of the pretty risque anime.
Puppet Master Collection
Amazon
  • Limited Edition Blu-Ray Box Set: US, CAN
A Quiet Place
Amazon
  • Digital: US
Comments Available on physical media July 10
Sakura Quest: Part One
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US
Comments Workplace anime about a group of women who are hired to try and revitalize the economy of a rural Japanese town.
Sam Elliott: I Will Fight No More Forever plus 10 bonus movies
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Sleepless in Seattle
Amazon
  • 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Strawberry Panic: The Complete Series
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Shojo-ai (Girl’s-love) romance anime.
Superfly
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Coming out a little after the remake hit theaters a few weeks ago.
Terminal
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Thrill of a Romance (1945)
Amazon
  • MOD DVD: US
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Virgin Spring (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Walt Before Mickey
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
WWE Presents Then, Now, Forever: The Evolution of WWE’s Women’s Division
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Alex: While this unfortunately has two matches from The Fabulous Moolah (who reportedly sexually assaulted women she was training to wrestle, and pimped them out to male promoters), the majority of the set covers WWE’s women’s division from the late 90s to the present.
Ziegfeld Follies (1945)
Amazon
  • MOD DVD: US

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Sakura Quest has consistently received solid reviews, putting it up there on my to-watch list.” Blaine says, “Virgin Spring is fantastic, along with every other Ingmar Bergman movie I’ve ever seen.”

7 replies on “Weekly New Releases – June 26, 2018”

  1. Brian says:

    WB insists on re-releasing the same version of the Harry Potter films, but won’t do any extended cut versions past the first two films. Why do the object to printing money when they know us hardcore fans will gladly shell out for another (longer) version?

  2. Jethro says:

    Curse of the Cat People is the original 1950s version, not the ’80s remake starring Malcolm McDowell, which teenage me remembers with great fondness, but which adult me will tell you ranges between “cheesy as hell” and just plain horrible.

    They made a Martian Chronicles mini-series??? When did that happen? Wait, starring Rock Hudson? Oh, 1980. And yet I’ve never heard of it until now. Also I didn’t like the books…

    Oh hey, a movie from the ’50s called Million Dollar Mermaid, I bet that’s some weird B-grade SciFi mo… oh, nevermind, it’s one of those movies you watch just to be horrified at the level of animal cruelty that was common back in the day.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      Actually, it was Cat People they remade in the ’80s. Curse of the Cat People is the very odd, loose sequel to Cat People, which is an interesting curiosity, but not so good as the original. Tonally, they are quite different.

      I wouldn’t call the remake “horrible,” but I’ll give you “cheesy as hell.”

      You know, I missed that Martian Chronicles series in the 80s, though I recall people talking about it, and finding it mediocre. I think the 1980 TV adaptation of Brave New World scared me away from TV adaptations of SF classics, at least at that time in history.

      I saw Superfly recently. The soundtrack and central performance still justify the title, but the film itself feels very much of its time. Given the recent remake, however, it is inevitable it would be rereleased.

      A Quiet Place will be reviewed as part of our Halloween Countdown.

      • I really love the trend of Bureaucrats shouting out and offering Tweet length reviews of any of the new releases they’ve happened to see. It’s great to get these extra viewpoints and data. I may never get around to any of the Cat People movies, but I like that I can at least claim that I’ve heard of them.

      • Jethro says:

        Oh my goodness. This is the third time I’ve mistaken Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles with Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. The latter is the one I really didn’t like and couldn’t make it through the second book.

        I’m not a huge Bradbury fan. Not crazy about his writing style, and his science fiction was outdated enough 30 years ago that it was almost comical. Like the one about people living on Venus where it’s freezing cold except for one day a year.

        The Martian Chronicles, though, is an important piece of literature in general, and of our favourite genre specifically.

    • PuppetSocko says:

      “Million Dollar Mermaid” is the musical biopic of a famous female swimmer, so I doubt many animals were hurt in its making. Might cause pain in some modern audiences.

      • Jethro says:

        Well, it’s about a circus, and Back In The Day when animals were still used in circuses, they were not treated very well. Thank goodness we don’t do that any more!!!

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