Weekly New Releases – July 21, 2020

Against All Flags
Amazon
Airplane!
Amazon
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Amazon
American Experience: George W. Bush
Amazon
Arabian Nights
Amazon
Bloodstone (Arrow)
Amazon
Buccaneer’s Girl
Amazon
Capone
Amazon
Castle Rock
Amazon
Charmed
Amazon
Comments This is the original series, not the recent remake.
Colonel Redl
Amazon
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Amazon
DeadTectives
Amazon
Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse
Amazon
Frasier
Amazon
Ghost
Amazon
Girl Crazy
Amazon
Horror Thrillers 4 Film Collection
Amazon
Comments Includes Innocent Blood, Wolfen, Hunger, and Body Snatchers
How Clumsy You Are Miss Ueno
Amazon
Comments Anime series about a teen genius trying to impress the boy she likes with a variety of gadgets – tends towards a lot of gross-out humor.
In the Name of the Father
Amazon
John Wick 1-3
Amazon
Larry Crowne
Amazon
Marriage Story (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Masterpiece Mystery
Amazon
Mephisto
Amazon
Million Arthur
Amazon
Comments Anime series based on a mobile game involving a bunch of people who have been granted superpowers by the sword Excalibur having to duke it out.
Nobody Dies
Amazon
Northern Exposure
Amazon
Patlabor
Amazon
Comments Re-release of the earlier collection.
Re:Born
Amazon
Reality Bites
Amazon
Resistance
Amazon
Room
Amazon
Comments A Shudder original, not either of the other versions
Samurai Marathon
Amazon
Scoob!
Amazon
Seabiscuit
Amazon
Son of Ali Baba
Amazon
Spartacus
Amazon
Survive the Night
Amazon
Taste of Cherry (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Torment
Amazon
Walker, Texas Ranger
Amazon
World in His Arms
Amazon
You Don’t Nomi
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “For my pick of the week, if you have a way to play 4K disks, I’d recommend picking up the new release of Spartacus.” Blaine says, “I also advocate for Spartacus if you have 4K technology, and can also recommend the Paramount Presents editions of Ghost and Airplane!.”

3 replies on “Weekly New Releases – July 21, 2020”

  1. Mephisto is not related to the Marvel Character, as far as I could see.

    I did see Scoob! It wasn’t anything to write home about, but it was over my “I want my hour and a half back!” bar.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      I saw that back in the 1980s, and remember being impressed. It concerns an actor in Nazi Germany who accepts the role of Mephisto in the story of Faust. The premise may be obvious enough, but it is terrifically handled, and applicable to situations seemingly far-removed from the Third Reich.

      American Experience‘s Take on Dubya is surprisingly tame, Room isn’t sadly, the Emma Donoghue novel adaptation I was thinking of (which is excellent), but it looks interesting. And I recall Reality Bitess being a passable look at irresponsible, aimless twentysomethings. However, I saw it when it came out, and little of it has stayed with me. The Big Gulp scene, I suppose. Apparently, when the first-time screenwriter spoke with the higher ups, they had no idea what a Big Gulp was. She took that as a measure of how well they knew the intended audience, that is, not at all. She’s been working for TV since.

      Surely, we’ve all seen Airplane!

  2. Brian says:

    I swear Airplane! gets funnier every time I watch it. I think I spot something new.

    And, if you like gladiator movies, Spartacus is excellent.

    Frasier is my go-to for a witty sitcom.

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