Weekly New Releases – December 4, 2018

A surprisingly light week for December.

Akame Ga Kill
Amazon
  • Complete Collection Blu-Ray: US, CAN
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  • Complete Collection Blu-Ray: US
Atomic Cafe
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Banner of the Stars
Amazon
  • Complete Series DVD/Digital: US, CAN
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  • Complete Series DVD/Digital: US
Comments Sequel to Crest of the Stars – and includes all 3 seasons.
Beautifully Broken
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Castlevania
Amazon
  • Season 1 Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN
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  • Season 1 Blu-Ray: US
  • Season 1 DVD: US
Comments Blaine: This is the four episode Netflix series, written over a decade ago as a direct to video movie inspired by Castlevania 3 from the 8 bit Nintendo, written by Warren Ellis. I enjoyed the first season overall, but have yet to get around to watching season 2.
Cheer Boys!
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
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  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Colette
Amazon
  • Digital: US, CAN
Comments Available on physical media December 11
Crest of the Stars
Amazon
  • Complete Series DVD/Digital: US, CAN
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  • Complete Series DVD/Digital: US
Comments Space opera anime that had been licensed by Bandai Visual, and now has been license rescued by Funimation.
Den-noh Coil
Amazon
  • Complete Collection Blu-Ray: US, CAN
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  • Complete Collection Blu-Ray: US
Comments Cyberpunk slice of life anime.
Digimon Adventure tri. Future
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
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  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US
  • DVD: US
Comments Conclusion of the Digimon Adventure Tri. series of films.
Doctor Who: Peter Davison
Amazon
  • Season 1 Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Includes Castrovalva, Four to Doomsday, Kinda, The Visitation, Black Orchid, Earthshock, and Time-Flight.
Family Guy
Amazon
  • Season 16 DVD: US, CAN
The Handmaid’s Tale
Amazon
  • Season 2 Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Season 2 DVD: US, CAN
Happytime Murders
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Kumamiko
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Comments Anime Essentials release.
Love Chunibyo and Other Delusions: Take On Me
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
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  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US
Comments Anime film sequel to the TV series.
McQueen
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Mission: Impossible franchise
Amazon
  • 6 Movie Collection 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • 6 Movie Collection Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Mobile Fighter G-Gundam
Amazon
  • Part One Collection Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Part One Collection DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Part One Collection Blu-Ray: US
  • Part One Collection DVD: US
Comments Gundam spinoff that re-imagines the franchise not as a gritty military series, but rather as a campy martial arts tournament anime.
Naruto Shippeden Uncut
Amazon
  • Set 36 DVD: US, CAN
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  • Set 36 DVD: US
National Lampoon’s Class Reunion
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Nun
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Operation Finale
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Pope Francis: A Man of His World
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Digital: US
Puppet Masters
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rainbow Days
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
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  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Comments Romance anime.
Serpent’s Egg
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Silver Guardian
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
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  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US
Comments This appears to be an “isekai” (Another World) anime of the trapped-in-an-MMO variety, but I’ve heard nothing about this one before now.
Vera
Amazon
  • Series 8 DVD: US, CAN
Westworld
Amazon
  • Season 2 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Season 2 Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Season 2 DVD: US, CAN
Yellowstone
Amazon
  • Season 1 Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Crest of the Stars and Banner of the Stars are two shows I really liked a lot – and would definitely be interested in picking up – even more so considering the third season (an OVA) had never previously received a US release.” Blaine says, “my favourite classic Doctor gets a Blu-Ray set including the excellent Earth Shock. Easy to recommend on its own, and if this succeeds, we can see season two with The Five Doctors on Blu-Ray.”

4 replies on “Weekly New Releases – December 4, 2018”

  1. Jethro says:

    Atomic Cafe is intriguing, at least to someone like me who enjoys watching old-time propaganda.

    Has anyone watched The Puppet Masters, which is apparently based on the Heinlein book?

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      Saw the Atomic Cafe back in the day and liked it. Colette is on my to-see list. I only saw a couple of Peter Davidson era Who eps. I stopped watching the show then, and have no real feel for that era.

  2. Brian says:

    Looking forward to watching Season 2 of Westworld.

    Season 2 of Handmaid’s Tale was excellent as it gave a wider view of Gilead and what’s going on in Canada. Plus that ending scene was just heartbreaking.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      Absolutely. I was heartbroken that a quality show like this one would stoop to a cheap, unbelievable, gimmicky ending just to set up Season Three.

      (I know, I know. That final episode was read very differently by different viewers, and it’s only a TV show)

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