Weekly New Releases – August 27, 2019

Aladdin (1992)
Amazon
  • 4K UHD Digital: US
  • Digital plus bonus features: US
Aladdin (2019)
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD Digital: US
  • Digital with Bonus Content: US
  • Digital theatrical release: US
Comments Available on physical media September 10
Apocalypse Now: Final Cut
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Aspen Extreme
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Banana Splits Movie
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Butley
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Chicago Fire
Amazon
  • Season 7 DVD: US, CAN
Chicago Med
Amazon
  • Season 4 DVD: US, CAN
Child’s Play (1954)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Not about a posessed doll, but a comedy about kids who find an “atomic chemistry set.”
Cinderella (1951)
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Creatress
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Curious George
Amazon
  • 30 Story Collection DVD: US, CAN
Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School – Despair Arc
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Danganronpa: The Animated Series
Amazon
  • Series 1 Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
Day of the Outlaw
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Dementia 13
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Devils’ Line
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Anime series that is basically like Tokyo Ghoul, except instead of flesh-eating ghouls, it’s vampires.
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Dreamworks 6 Spooky Stories Collection
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Fear in the Night (1974)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
The Flash
Amazon
  • Season 5 Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Season 5 DVD: US, CAN
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Flesh Gordon
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Get Out Your Handkercheifs
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD: US, CAN
  • 3D Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Good
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Hell Comes to Frogtown
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US, CAN
In Celebration
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Insomnia (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Into the Badlands
Amazon
  • Season 3 Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Season 3 DVD: US, CAN
Jerk, The
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Jezebel
Amazon
  • MOD Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Killers Anonymous
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Kimagure Orange Road
Amazon
  • Complete OVA Series and Movie Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete OVA Series and Movie Blu-Ray: US
Comments Spinoff films from the romantic comedy fantasy anime.
Krampus
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Last Black Man in San Francisco
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Leech Woman
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Love Letters
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Lupin the 3rd: Blood Seal of the Eternal Mermaid
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • DVD: US
Comments This got a Blu-Ray release a few months ago, and now it’s getting a DVD re-release. This is a film with Lupin the Third and his crew being hired to steal a gemstone that supposedly holds the key to immortality.
Man Without a Star
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
MegaBeast Investigator Juspion
Amazon
  • Complete Series SDBD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series SDBD: US
Comments Tokusatsu series that was part of the “Metal Heroes” Franchise (because the protagonists costume’s are powersuits).
Megan Leavey
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Miss Arizona
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
NCIS: Los Angeles
Amazon
  • Season 10 DVD: US, CAN
New Cutey Honey
Amazon
  • Complete OVA Series DVD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete OVA Series DVD: US
Comments This got a Blu-Ray release a few months ago, and now it’s getting a DVD re-release. This is something of a semi-sequel to the original Cutey Honey series, though it’s a little more episodic than the original Cutey Honey anime.
NOVA: The Planets
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Ouija
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
People vs. Larry Flynt
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Return of Chandu
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rocketman
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Rookie, The
Amazon
  • Season 1 DVD: US, CAN
Sabrina The Teenage Witch
Amazon
  • Complete Animated Series DVD: US, CAN
Secret Life of Pets 2
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US, CAN
  • Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital: US, CAN
  • DVD/Digital: US, CAN
Secret Life of Pets Two Movie Collection
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Six Wives of Henry Lefay
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Sorcerer Hunters
Amazon
  • Complete Series SDBD: US, CAN
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series SDBD: US
Comments Fantasy comedy anime about a group of adventurers who hunt down Sorcerers (hense the name of the show) who terrorize the populace, with the protagonists given punny names based on desserts (Tira and Chocola Misu, etc.)
Stand By Me
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray: US, CAN
Straight Forward
Amazon
  • Series 1 DVD: US, CAN
V: The Original Miniseries
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
The Vanishing Shadow
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
  • DVD: US, CAN
Vincent Price Double Feature
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Comments Includes The House on Haunted Hill and The Last Man on Earth
Wolfen
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
World’s End
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US, CAN
WWE: Getting Rowdy: The Unreleased Match
Amazon
  • DVD: US, CAN
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
Amazon
  • Season 3 DVD: US, CAN

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Godzilla – King of the Monsters is definitely my pick of the week. It manages to pull off a level of camp comperable to the Heisei and Millenium-era Godzilla films (but before Final Wars), which has more appeal to me than the Showa Godzilla films.” Blaine says, “I would recommend V: The Original Miniseries of the titles I’ve seen.”

13 replies on “Weekly New Releases – August 27, 2019”

  1. Banana Splits Movie
    I remember watching that as a kid, I loved that, and I even have the Liz Phair song and I love it. Let me go see what this movie is…

    ….😳.

    • Jethro says:

      Is this Liz Phair before or after she turned into Britney Spears?

      • I am guessing before? I didn’t know that happened to her, and now I am worried about ever hearing any new stuff.

        • JD DeLuzio says:

          She recorded the cover early in her career (1995), for the compilation/tribute album Saturday Morning Cartoons’ Greatest Hits, which features a number of artists covering songs from 60s and 70s cartoons. The Banana Splits theme, which she does with Material Issue, actually opens the album and is one of its highlights. I’m not surprised you have it, too!

          I knew there was quite a gap between 90s LIz and her more recent recordings, and I’m not too familiar with it, but “turned into Britney Spears?” Harsh, dude.

          We’ll always have Guyville.

          • Jethro says:

            See I first heard of Liz Phair back in the day when I’d still go to shops and buy CDs that looked interesting or whatever. So I got Exile in Guyville and her then-current album (the self-titled Liz Phair).

            Exile in Guyville is pretty good. But in her latest (at the time), her voice is like 3 octaves higher, and the songs are pop-y as hell. There were still explicit lyrics but they were so contrived. Like “Look at me!!! I’m saying dirty words!!!!!!!” contrived.

            • JD DeLuzio says:

              Exile in Guyville is pretty good. outstanding.

              (switches from nerdy to hipster voice)

              I was driving into Toronto in ’93 with the radio on the alt-station when I heard the tenth track from that album and had a “woah!” reaction, like, I have to find out who this is and get that album. Of course, it went on to make everyone’s “Best of the Year” list and land in the Rolling Stones’ 500 best albums of all time… Then she kind of faltered on the next couple albums and stopped recording for awhile. Liz Phair came out ten years after Exile. I should probably listen to her more recent work, because she’s had some.

  2. Flesh Gordon? I followed the link because I was shocked B42 was linking to a porn movie, but apparently it’s more of a spoof than a porn, just a very porny spoof.

    That actually sounds more entertaining to me, now, and I might try to watch it someday.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      I remember the Banana Splits from my early childhood. This movie is a horror film set against the backdrop of a revived version of the show, because…. No idea.

      I’ve seen and reviewed FG. It’s 70s, with the level of acting you’d expect. What makes it memorable is that the filmmakers seemed far more interested in making an SF spoof than they were in making a softcore in the other genre of this movie. Humor will make you long for the brilliant wit of the middle school locker room. But a 70s cult classic to be sure

  3. Jethro says:

    Flesh Gordon? That must be a typo.”

    Narrator: It wasn’t.

  4. Brian says:

    For those of you confused about the Banana Splits movie (and there’s every reason to be so very confused), the rationale is this: The studio had the rights to Five Nights at Freddy’s, wrote a script and was ready to go when they lost the rights. They then put a different title on it, slapped in different “skins” for the characters and went crazy.

    This usually happens in reverse (see Die Hards 4 and 5, Starship Troopers). But there you have it. Watch at your own peril.

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