Weekly New Releases – December 3, 2019

Abominable
Amazon
  • Digital: US
Comments Available on physical media December 17. Banned in Vietnam due to a particular map inserted by the Chinese animation studio, which identifies a certain portion of the ocean as belonging to China while International Courts have declared they rightfully belong to Vietnam. That hasn’t stopped China from not only fishing those waters anyway, but apparently attacking and killing Vietnamese people who are fishing in those waters, as well.
Ad Astra
Amazon
  • Digital: US
Comments Available on physical media December 17
Bahambug
Amazon
  • DVD: US
Big Trouble in Little China
Amazon
  • Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray: US
  • Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-Ray: US
Comments The bonus featuers on this release include expanded versions of the existing interviews, along with additional interviews with all the members of the cast, including Dennis Dun, Victor Wong, Al Leong, and the rest of the cast.
Bleach
Amazon
  • Set 5 Blu-Ray: US
Rightstuf
  • Set 5 Blu-Ray: US
Boar
Amazon
  • DVD: US
Bread Factory
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Buttons: A Christmas Tale
Amazon
  • DVD/Digital: US
Candy
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas
Amazon
  • Complete Series + 3 Movies Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series + 3 Movies Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Comments Anime series based on a tower-defense game,
Christmas on Holly Lane
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
City on a Hill
Amazon
  • Season 1 DVD: US
Doctor Who
Amazon
  • Colin Baker Season 2 Blu-Ray: US
Funan
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray/DVD: US
Game of Thrones
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US
  • Complete Series Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray: US
  • Complete Series DVD: US
  • Season 8 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray/Digital: US
  • Season 8 Blu-Ray/Digital: US
  • Season 8 DVD: US
Glorifying the American Girl
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
Goldfinch
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US
  • DVD/Digital: US
Great Performances: Now Hear This
Amazon
  • DVD: US
How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming
Amazon
  • DVD: US
Is This a Zombie? + Is This a Zombie? Of the Dead
Amazon
  • Seasons 1 and 2 Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Rightstuf
  • Seasons 1 and 2 Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Comments A dark comedy anime series about a young man who gets murdered by a serial killer, resurrected by a necromancer, and then turned into a magical girl.
Jake Speed
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
Joan the Maid
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
K-On!
Amazon
  • Ultimate Collection Blu-Ray: US
Rightstuf
  • Ultimate Collection Blu-Ray: US
Comments Contains Season 1 & 2, plus the movie.
Killerman
Amazon
  • DVD: US
Kiss Him, Not Me!
Amazon
  • Complete Collection Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Rightstuf
  • Complete Collection Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Comments Romantic comedy anime series about a girl who has two guys interested in her, except she’s also a fujoshi who ships the both of them.
Konga
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Koro Sensei Quest: Shorts
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Comments Gag anime spinoff of Assassination Classroom.
Magic Sword
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
Mai Mai Miracle
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
Rightstuf
  • Blu-Ray: US
Comments Film from the director of In This Corner of the World, and based on a novel by the well regarded Japanese novelist Nobuko Takagi.
Masterpiece: The Durrells in Corfu
Amazon
  • Season 4 UK Edition DVD: US
Meiji Tokyo Renka
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Comments Reverse harem anime series about a girl who is swept back in time to Meiji-era Japan.
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Mister Rogers and Making Mistakes
Amazon
  • DVD: US
Molang
Amazon
  • Season 3 DVD: US
Parts You Lose
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Rambo: Last Blood
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD Digital: US
  • Digital: US
Comments Available on physical media December 17, 2019
Ready or Not
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US
  • DVD: US
Reliant
Amazon
  • DVD: US
Running Delilah
Amazon
  • DVD: US
Savage
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
Semper Fi
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!
Amazon
  • DVD: US
Seven Senses of the Reunion
Amazon
  • Complete Collection Blu-Ray: US
Rightstuf
  • Complete Collection Blu-Ray: US
Comments “A bit of a spin of an Isekai anime series, with the premise that after a player of a VRMMORPG was killed playing the game, the game was recalled – but several years later after a fixed version of the game is released, a friend of that dead player finds the character of the dead player in the game world, with their personality and memories intact.
She
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
She-Ra: Princess of Power
Amazon
  • Seasons 1-3 DVD: US
Comments The first 26 episodes of the new Dreamworks series, not the Filmation original. Blaine: I’ve never watched the new one. Should I?
The Simpsons
Amazon
  • Limited Edition 1-20 Limited Collector’s Set DVD: US
  • Season 19 DVD: US
Slaughterhouse-Five (Arrow)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
Sony Spider-Man Set
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray/Digital: US
Comments Includes Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Venom
Space Princess
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Comments Blaine: Frankly, this looks terrible, but I’m pointing it out because I find the only two reviews (both 5* reviews, by Jeff Lacey and John P. Lasher) to be amusing.
Story of Temple Drake (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Teen Titans
Amazon
  • Complete Series MOD Blu-Ray: US
  • Season 3 MOD Blu-Ray: US
  • Season 4 MOD Blu-Ray: US
  • Season 5 MOD Blu-Ray: US
  • Trouble in Tokyo: MOD Blu-Ray: US
Tsukigakirei
Amazon
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray: US
Rightstuf
  • Complete Series Blu-Ray: US
Tunes of Glory (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Turtle Odyssey
Amazon
  • 4K Ultra HD/Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Valiant
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US
  • DVD: US
Waterworld (Arrow)
Amazon
  • Blu-Ray: US

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “I whole-heartedly recommend this new release of Big Trouble in Little China in whatever your preferred version is – especially considering the additional interviews on this release.” Blaine says, “it’s the Spider-Man collection that catches my eye.”

6 replies on “Weekly New Releases – December 3, 2019”

  1. She-Ra, this new series, is actually titled “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.” Subtle distinction, but does change the meaning.

    As for is it worth watching it: I am an adult male (like you, Blaine.) I was a big fan of He-Man, and thus She-Ra, when I was younger. This is not that, at all. This is much more like your action show aimed at girls, and probably has more in common with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic than it does the original She-Ra.

    I have two younger daughters (11 and 7), and after the first episode it was clear this was not made for me, but my girls loved it, and I enjoyed it enough to watch it all with them.

    • Jethro says:

      > I am an adult male (like you, Blaine.)

      > This […] probably has more in common with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

      Yeah, no adult males watch that.

      And now I pray to the formatting gods before hitting “post”. Praise be to Formatucolis, the ancient Roman god of markup!

  2. Jethro says:

    They… they made another Rambo movie?… and for some reason I’m still surprised by crap like this?…

    I’m going to wait for Space Princess to show up on Best of the Worst.

  3. Brian says:

    I’m all in for Sesame Street as it defined my TV watching at young age. The wife and I will be watching that. I’m also a sucker for horror-comedy, so Ready or Not is on the to-watch list as well.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      I wonder if that gets any accidental audience from the now-grown fans of the 1990s tween/teen series of the same name?

      (If you don’t know it, it was a well-made, low-budget Canadian series that was picked up in the U.S. and Britain. One of its stars went on to play “Trance Gemini.” in Andromeda).

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