Weekly New Releases – July 23, 2019

1984 (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Alita: Battle Angel
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/3D Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
  • Limited Edition Collector’s Set Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Alex: I previously reviewed this for the site.
American Beach House
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Armored Trooper Votoms
Amazon
  • OVA 2 Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • OVA 2 Blu-Ray: US
Assassination Classroom
Amazon
  • Season 1 Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Season 1 Blu-Ray/DVD: US
Beverly Hills 90210
Amazon
  • Season 4 DVD: US, CAN
Bikini Model Academy
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Cleopatra Jones
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Criss Cross
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Critters Attack!
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Cutie Honey Universe
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • Limited Edition Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • Limited Edition Blu-Ray: US
Comments Adaptation of the classic Go Nagai manga (which sticks closer to the manga than a remake of the original anime). The limited edition release comes with an art book and some extremely risque art cards so, keep that in mind.
Deadly Trackers
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Death Takes a Holiday
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments This is the Mitchell Leisen/Fredric March original, remade as Meet John Doe with Brad Pitt.
Do The Right Thing (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments With Tom Baker as the Doctor
Doctor Who: The Dominators
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments With Patrick Troughton as the Doctor
Doctor Who: The Gunfighters
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments With William Hartnell as the Doctor
Doors, The
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Easy Living
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Fate of Lee Khan
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Geek and You Shall Find
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Hail Satan?
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Hellboy (2019)
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Blaine: While this wasn’t a great movie, I found that it wasn’t as bad as its reputation would imply. I don’t know that anyone but die hard fans would want to own in, but if you avoided it because of the reviews, it may be worth checking out when it crops up on your favourite streaming service.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Amazon
  • Season 1 Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Season 1 Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Legacy
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Luminous Motion
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Merrill’s Marauders
Amazon
  • MOD Blu-Ray: US
Milky Way
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Directed by Luis Bunuel
Missing Link
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Mission
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Nichijou: My Ordinary Life
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Comments Re-release with a dub. On a tragic note, the director of this anime is currently unaccounted for after the tragic arson at Kyoto Animation’s Studio 1, during which 34 people were killed and 34 were injured.
Noragami
Amazon
  • Season 1 Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
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  • Season 1 Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Pacific Heights
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
Amazon
  • Digital: US
Comments Available on physical media August 6, 2019.
Poms
Amazon
  • Digital: US
Comments Available on physical media August 6, 2019.
Professor, The
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rivers of Life
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rock, Paper, Scissors
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Straight Outta Compton
Amazon
  • Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Tall Tales
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Tolkien
Amazon
  • Digital: US
Comments Available on physical media August 6
Troop Beverly Hills
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Universal Horror Collection
Amazon
  • Volume 2 Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Comments Includes Murders in the Zoo, The Mad Ghoul, The Mad Doctor of Market Street, and The Strange Case of Doctor Rx.
Viva Kineval
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Weird Science
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
What I Like About You
Amazon
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN
Year of the Dragon
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Alita: Battle Angel was, in my view, an intensely underrated film from last year, and I’d say it’s definitely worth picking up. On the anime front, Nichijou is a tremendously wonderful anime series, with tremendously well written gags, and gorgeously fluid animation. It is a fantastic example of the excellent work that Kyoto Animation had been doing – and I hope will be able to continue to do in the future.”

4 replies on “Weekly New Releases – July 23, 2019”

  1. Hellboy 2019 wasn’t nearly as bad as I heard it would be. Had it been a DC movie, I’d have put it up with Aquaman and Shazam, maybe even a bit above them.

  2. I’m watching Alita, all I think so far is “Filmed on location in the Uncanny Valley.”

  3. Brian says:

    I miss the days when 1984 was fiction.

    “The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”

    • While I heartily agree that the degree the various government are blatantly lying to their constituents is absurd these days, I think it may be overly romanticizing to suggest it’s new. I was listening to a lot of a nerdcore rapper I like (MC Lars) who’s back catalog contains many songs railing against “W”. Since that was the time in my life I started collecting MP3s, I also find a lot of other artists with similar complaints from decades ago. I strongly suspect that before I was born the same sort of complaints were lodged against Nixon (at least, that’s how it feels when I see him portrayed in the comics from the 70s I’ve read). I don’t know enough about Margaret Thatcher, but her name shows up enough for me to suspect she’s another offender.

      It’s early and before my coffee, but I think my point is that “I’m not sure it was fiction.”

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