Weekly New Releases for September 25th, 2018

Another slow week this week, but one with a few high profile titles.

911
Amazon
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN
Absurd
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
After Louie
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Amazing Human Body
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Ancient Aliens
Amazon
  • Season 11 Volume 1 DVD: US, CAN
Andrei Rublev (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Angel Cop
Amazon
  • Complete OVA Series Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Complete OVA Series DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete OVA Series Blu-Ray: US
  • Complete OVA Series DVD: US
Comments Alex: A notoriously violent anime, which takes a twist into the anti-semetic on the second-to-last episode. The final episode was not included in the anime’s original release – this release includes the final episode.
Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Amazon
  • MOD DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: Like every other winner of Best Picture at the Academy Awards, it’s a future podcast subject.
Baby (Arrow Video)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Battle in Outer Space
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Japanese science fiction alien invasion from from Ishiro Honda and Eiji Tsuburaya – the team behind Godzilla.
Billions
Amazon
  • Season 3 DVD: US, CAN
Bite School
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Blondie
Amazon
  • Complete 1957 Television Series DVD: US, CAN
Body Melt
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Brave Witches
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US
Comments Sequel to the anime series Strike Witches.
Bride
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Bubblegum Crisis: High Definition Disctopia
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Alex: This is a different release than the earlier one – which was made up surplus disks from AnimEigo’s kickstarter.
C.B. Strike
Amazon
  • Complete Series DVD: US, CAN
Cyclops
Amazon
  • MOD Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Day of the Jackal (Arrow Video)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Amazon
  • Season 3 Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Season 3 DVD: US, CAN
Demon House
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
DePatie/Freleng Collection Vol. 2
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes The Blue Racer, Sheriff Hoot Kloot, The Dogfather, Misterjaw, and Crazylegs Crane
Descendants / Descendants 2
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Devilman Complete OVA Series
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments This was released on Blu-Ray last month.
Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD: US, CAN
East West 101
Amazon
  • Series 3 DVD: US, CAN
Exorcist II: The Heretic
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: When this was covered on the Is It Jaws? podcast, the podcasters debated about whether or not there was another series that fell so far so fast, from a fantastic first film to a lousy second film. They were unable to think of any this drastic.
Family Pictures
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Farmer’s Daughter
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Fraggle Rock
Amazon
  • Complete Animated Series DVD: US, CAN
  • Complete Live Action Series DVD: US, CAN
  • Limited Edition Complete Series DVD: US, CAN
Freaky Friday (2018)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
Amazon
  • MOD DVD: US, CAN
Gifted
Amazon
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN
Gintama
Amazon
  • Season 3, Part 2 Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Season 3, Part 2 Blu-Ray/DVD: US
Good Times
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Gotti
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Halloween
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Comments The original by John Carpenter with Jamie Lee Curtis
High School DxD BorN (Anime Classics)
Amazon
  • Season 3 Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Season 3 Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Hollywood’s Best and Brightest
Amazon
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Hot Summer Nights
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Jersey Shore Family Vacation
Amazon
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN
Killer Waves
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Litch
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Little Women (1949)
Amazon
  • MOD DVD: US, CAN
Man Who Cheated Himself
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Marmalade Boy
Amazon
  • Complete Series SDBD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series SDBD: US
Comments Like all SDBD titles, it’s DVD quality on Blu-Ray media partly to reduce the number of disks and packaging costs, though possibly for some additional reasons that an Anime News Network column got into.
Mayo Clinic
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments The latest documentary from Ken Burns.
Midsomer Murders
Amazon
  • Series 20 Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Series 20 DVD: US, CAN
Comments
Mountain
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments
MST3K: The Lost and Found Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes The Crawling Eye, Mad Monster, Manhunt in Space, The Beatniks, The Blood Waters of Dr. Z, and Final Justice
Occupation
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Australian alien invasion movie.
One Piece
Amazon
  • Collection 22 DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Collection 22 DVD: US
Paddington 2
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Perfect Strangers
Amazon
  • Season 5 DVD: US, CAN
Police Story
Amazon
  • Season 3 DVD: US, CAN
Power Rangers: Choujin Sentai Jetman
Amazon
  • Complete Series DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series DVD: US
Comments The season of Super Sentai that came out before the source material for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Principal
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Psycho Biddy Double Feature
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Includes Strait-Jacket and Berserk!
The Punisher (2004)
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
The Punisher: War Zone
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Puppet Master: The Little Reich
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Queen of Outer Space (1958)
Amazon
  • MOD Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Quigley Down Under
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Raisin in the Sun (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Reborn! TV Series
Amazon
  • Volume 1 SDBD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Volume 1 SDBD: US
(Rec) Collection
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Contains all 4 REC films.
Red Eye
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Red Scare Double Feature
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes Invasion U.S.A. and Rocket Attack U.S.A.
Scarlet Diva
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Written and directed by and starring Asia Argento.
Screwball Comedy Classics Double Feature
Amazon
  • Volume 1 DVD: US, CAN
  • Volume 2 DVD: US, CAN
Comments Vol. 1 includes My Man Godfrey and Nothing Sacred, Vol. 2 includes His Girl Friday and Front Page
Scum’s Wish
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Romantic dramady anime series.
Seagull
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments
Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Comments
Skyscraper
Amazon
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments A mix of “Die Hard” and “The Towering Inferno” starring The Rock.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Amazon
  • Digital Theatrical edition: US, CAN
  • Digital with Bonus Content: US, CAN
Stage Fright (1950)
Amazon
  • MOD DVD: US, CAN
Stellvia
Amazon
  • Complete TV Series Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete TV Series Blu-Ray: US
Comments Science fiction anime series.
The Swarm (1978)
Amazon
  • MOD Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Killer Bee movie.
Tetsujin 28
Amazon
  • Complete 2004 TV Series Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete 2004 TV Series Blu-Ray: US
Comments Remake of the first mecha anime (the original series came to the west as Gigantor.)
Tokyo Ghoul
Amazon
  • Season 2 Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Season 2 Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Trapeze
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments
Trip to Bountiful
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Uncle Drew
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
WorldEnd: What Do You Do at the End of the World? Are You Busy? Will You Save Us?
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US
Comments Adaptation of a post-apocalyptic light novel.
X-Men Film Trilogy
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Comments Includes X-Men, X2: Mutants United and X-Men 3: The Last Stand

Finally, the picks of the week. Blaine says, “If you are good with digital content, get Solo: A Star Wars Story. I’ve heard it described as the Star Wars movie nobody asked for or needed, but I found it to be the Star Wars movie I didn’t know I’ve always wanted.” Alex says, “I was a fan of reruns of Fraggle Rock on Nick when I was a kid, and I’m definitely interested in a prestige release for the original series like this again. I’m holding off on the physical edition of Solo though.”

3 replies on “Weekly New Releases for September 25th, 2018”

  1. Solo was a decent movie, a fine addition to the Star Wars catalogue, but I can’t imagine anyone picking it out as their favorite or the most important.

    Thomas Jane’s Punisher was the most I have ever enjoyed The Punisher, pretty much for the same reasons Blaine discusses it on his podcast. (I was going to add a link, but I can’t find it.)

    • Brian says:

      I think the main thing was the fatigue of coming six months after TLJ. They really should have stuck to the every Christmas release schedule. “Fans” were still worked up over the latest Skywalker family film and didn’t really give Solo a fair shake.

      I didn’t even bother seeing it in the theaters, I was just not that interested in it. That said, I’ll probably still end up owning it.

  2. JD DeLuzio says:

    I got a laugh when I saw A Trip to Bountiful listed here. I went to a repertory cinema in the late 1980s to see Comic Book Confidential when it first came out. We couldn’t figure out why so many older women were coming out to a comic-related movie.

    Then we realized we’d read the schedule wrong! However, A Trip to Bountiful turned out to be pretty good.

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