Weekly New Releases – September 1, 2020

We are now approximately 2/3 of the way through this year.

Africa Salaryman
Amazon
Comments Comedy anime series about anthropomorphic animals in the workplace, with a less cutsy style than Aggretsuko.
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest
Amazon
Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest
Amazon
Beetlejuice
Amazon
Black Gravel
Amazon
Black Test Car / Black Report (Arrow)
Amazon
Comments Hard boiled Japanese films about industrial espionage.
Blood Quantum
Amazon
Certain Scientific Accelerator
Amazon
Comments Another spinoff anime from the same universe as “A Certain Magical Index” and “A Certain Cientific Railgun”
Children of the Sea
Amazon
Clockwise
Amazon
Cut Off
Amazon
Death on the Nile (1978)
Amazon
Comments The original film adaptation, starring Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Bette David, Mia Farrow, Olivia Hussey, Angela Lansbury, David Niven, Jack Warden, and George Kennedy
Demon Girl Next Door
Amazon
Comments Anime series about a girl who discovers that she’s basically turned into a Dark Magical Girl/Demon Girl, and she has to defeat her town’s Magical Girl.
Eleventh Commandment
Amazon
Evil Under the Sun
Amazon
Goonies
Amazon
Gundam Build Divers
Amazon
Comments Spiritual Sequel to Gundam Build Fighters, except instead of people fighting with GunPla, it’s set in an MMO where people fight with digitized Gundam models.
Haunting of Margam Castle
Amazon
Irresistible
Amazon
Comments Steve Carell stars, and Jon Stewart (formerly of the Daily Show) writes and directs.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
Amazon
Comments The first half of Arc 5 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
Amazon
Comments Season 2 & 3 of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures, containing Arc 3 (Arcs 1 & 2 – Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency – were in Season 1).
Left Behind Trilogy
Amazon
Comments Kirk Cameron in a trilogy of highly religious films.
Magnum P.I.
Amazon
Mirror Crack’d
Amazon
Comments Featuring Angela Lansbury as Miss Marple.
Nichijou: My Ordinary Life
Amazon
Comments Re-release of the anime with a dub.
Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio
Amazon
Perfect Strangers
Amazon
Pitch Black (Arrow)
Amazon
Radiant
Amazon
Comments Continuation of the anime series based on a french comic.
Rogue
Amazon
SeaChange: Paradise Reclaimed
Amazon
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Amazon
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Amazon
Sonic Boom: Robot Uprising
Amazon
Terrified
Amazon
Toy Soldiers
Amazon
William Shatner Presents: Chaos on the Bridge
Amazon
William Shatner’s Get a Life!
Amazon
Wind Rises
Amazon
Young Sheldon
Amazon
Z
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “I liked Pitch Black a lot – and I think a good 4K master should actually benefit this film well, particularly considering how the film uses ranges of light and shadow.” Blaine says, “of those I’ve seen, I’d suggest Chaos on the Bridge, but I’m also very tempted by the classic Agatha Christie titles I’ve never seen.”

8 replies on “Weekly New Releases – September 1, 2020”

  1. The Goonies is a classic.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      Which I will never, ever get.

      Granted, I saw it as a very young adult, on a really boring night. We couldn’t get into it and, granted, we weren’t the target audience, but I can enjoy a lot of kids movies. I liked E.T. when it came out a couple years earlier.

      The reviews for Goonies, for that matter, were not that good, overall, at the time.

      Sometime in the 1990s, it became a Beloved Childhood Classic.

      Tried to watch it again. Nope. Nope. Nope.

      But by all means, enjoy.

    • Jethro says:

      I missed The Goonies in the ’80s. My family all went to see it and I was in a bad young-teenage mood that day and just didn’t want to go. I guess it was one of those days where people would rather just not deal with you, so they let me stay home and be pissy.

      And given that I was also living A. in the ’80s, and B. in a country with no cable TV, and C. VCRs were something rich people had, I didn’t even have the chance to see it for many, many years.

      And by the time I went “Y’know, I should really watch that” it just didn’t work for me. I’d probably have liked it as a kid (not loved it), but as an adult it really didn’t have an appeal.

      • You guys are really making me question my fondness for the movie.

        • So is this a good or bad time to say I’ve never cared for it, even when I was nine years old and seeing it on video for the first time, and I consider it to be Richard Donner’s worst movie?

        • Jethro says:

          Please don’t! Nothing wrong with watching it through the lens of previous experience and remembering how it made you happy in the past.

          • That’s like when I went back to re-watch He-Man.

            …it was not the height of fantasy/sci-fi entertainment that five year old me thought it was.

            • JD DeLuzio says:

              I was an original Scooby fan, having watched season one in its original 1969/70 broadcast. I have great affection for the franchise, as anyone around here knows. But I am well aware that the original is pitched squarely at young children, and it has had more than its share of low points over the years.

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