Weekly New Releases – October 13, 2020

3D Sun
Amazon
American West
Amazon
Attack of the Giant Teacher
Amazon
Bad Mothers
Amazon
Batman: Death in the Family
Amazon
Beauty and the Beast (2012)
Amazon
Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie
Amazon
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations – Ohnoki’s Will
Amazon
Bram Stoker’s Shadowbuilder
Amazon
Broil
Amazon
Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!
Amazon
Chalk Garden
Amazon
Claudine (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Complete Hal Roach Streamliners Collection
Amazon
Creature From Cannibal Creek
Amazon
Critical Thinking
Amazon
Crooners Classic 4 Movie Collection
Amazon
Comments Includes Who Was That Lady?, How to Save a Marriage (And Ruin Your Life), Contract on Cherry Street, and Pal Joey
Dave of the Dead
Amazon
Death Laid an Egg
Amazon
Comments Starring Gina Lollobrigida
DeepStar Six
Amazon
Delirious
Amazon
District 9
Amazon
Dog Doc
Amazon
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist
Amazon
Doorman
Amazon
Double Dragon
Amazon
Dr. Jekyll vs. the Werewolf
Amazon
Edgar Allan Poe: Heart-quaking Double Feature
Amazon
Comments Includes Legend of Horror and The Tell-Tale Heart
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Amazon
Exorcist: The Beginning
Amazon
Fahrenheit 9/11
Amazon
Fly Like a Girl
Amazon
Friday the 13th Collection
Amazon
Grant
Amazon
Halloween Dragon
Amazon
Hanukkah Magic of Nate Gadol
Amazon
Comments Blaine: This production company isn’t known for investing a lot of money or time into their productions, so I usually ignore them, but there’s a shortage of children’s entertainment in the English language about holidays that aren’t a part of Christian celebrations, so I thought it was worth pointing out.
Happy Days
Amazon
Happy Happy Joy Joy – The Ren and Stimpy Story
Amazon
Haunted Transylvania: Mighty Mummy Madness
Amazon
Hollywood Vice Squad
Amazon
House M.D.
Amazon
House of Cardin
Amazon
ID: Invaded
Amazon
Imaginary Crimes / Silent Fall
Amazon
Incognito / Diabolique / The In Crowd
Amazon
It’s Just a Game
Amazon
Jack and the Beanstalk
Amazon
Jack Hunter’s Paranoia Tapes 5: Rewind
Amazon
Jack Hunter’s Paranoia Tapes 7: Felts Field
Amazon
Jack Hunter’s Paranoia Tapes 8: DVD+
Amazon
Jack Hunter’s Paranoia Tapes: 06:06:06
Amazon
Jetsons
Amazon
Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits
Amazon
Comments Romantic dramdy series about a girl who ends up working at a hot spring run by an oni.
Killer Weekend
Amazon
Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life
Amazon
Comments Second season of the anime series about a high-school Koto club.
Kraftwerk – Ready Player Two
Amazon
Last Exorcist
Amazon
Life’s a Bitch Then You Die
Amazon
Lil’ Monsters 2
Amazon
Mallrats
Amazon
Motel Hell
Amazon
Mr. Topaze (aka I Like Money)
Amazon
NCIS: Los Angeles
Amazon
Necropolis: Legion
Amazon
New Blood
Amazon
Night Terror
Amazon
Nightmare Vacation
Amazon
Our Cartoon President
Amazon
Panther Squad
Amazon
Parks and Recreation
Amazon
Penny Slingers: Out of the Shadows
Amazon
Perry Mason
Amazon
Picnic
Amazon
Pledge
Amazon
Punch Line
Amazon
Requiem For a Dream
Amazon
Comments Blaine: One of the most hauntingly powerful movies I’ve ever seen.
Reversal of Fortune
Amazon
RWBY
Amazon
S.O.S. Titanic
Amazon
Scary Bride
Amazon
Sci-Fi 4-Pack: The Galaxy One Collection
Amazon
Comments Includes Timewarp, Life Pod, Star Odyssey, and The Killing at Outpost Zeta.
Seized
Amazon
Sergeant York
Amazon
Shirobako
Amazon
Short History of the Long Road
Amazon
Silicone Soul
Amazon
Space Ghost and Dino Boy
Amazon
Submerged
Amazon
Terror in the Aisles
Amazon
Test Tube Babies / Guilty Pleasures
Amazon
Thanksgiving Dance 2
Amazon
Ultraman R/B
Amazon
Unfamiliar
Amazon
Untold Story
Amazon
Vampires in Australia
Amazon
Vikings
Amazon
Warning From Space (Arrow)
Amazon
Comments The first Japanese color science fiction film.
Weedjies: Halloweed Night
Amazon
Welcome to the Day of the Dead
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “If you don’t already own the Friday the Thirteenth movies, the boxed set from this week looks really good. Otherwise, on the anime front, I’m interested in checking out Kakuriyo.” Blaine says, “nothing in particular jumps out at me this week.”

6 replies on “Weekly New Releases – October 13, 2020”

  1. JD DeLuzio says:

    Requiem for a Dream would also be my top pick for this week, but Picnic is a fair second.Picnic is a pretty good adaptation of William Inge’s Pulitzer/Tony/Critic’s Circle-winning play, though that poster/Blu-Ray cover is not doing it any favours.

    Blaine says, “nothing in particular jumps out at me this week.”

    Happy Days wisely released a collection of only the first six seasons– you get the infamous shark-jump and the season after, too, which weren’t so bad– but there’s no question that by six, it was already well into a downward spiral. Personally, I prefer the first two seasons, when it was a little weightier show, mostly eschewed the studio audience, Richie had a brother named Chuck, and it actually took place in some semblance of the 1950s. However, season 3-6 are the incarnation most people recall, when the show grew goofier, the Fonz became a fad, the studio audience became standard, and they played fast and lose with the era. And Chuck who?

    The Kraftwerk doc might be interesting.

    Predictably, October brings forth a lot of low-budget horrors– take it in what sense you will.

    • Stopping Happy Days at season six isn’t just wise, it’s based on sales. The DVD releases of season six were so terrible that they didn’t think it was worth investing in the later seasons. Who knows? With the lack of new media as production stops during COVID, some of these stalled releases may actually happen.

      I’m still waiting for the rest of the animated “The Tick”, for example. It was a 36 episode series, and the first two volumes had 12 episodes each. Ditto the last season of “Gargoyles,” but at least that’s on Disney+. We finally got that last season of “Sliders”, too.

  2. I like Mallrats, but admittedly, it’s been a decade since I watched it. It’s worth it for beardy Stan Lee if nothing else.

  3. Jethro says:

    Hey that looks a lot better.

  4. JD DeLuzio says:

    I wonder if there’s a market for the best Halloween eps of various shows? Probably, but the rights-wrangling would prohibit it.

    Still, good question. Maybe we could do a feature on that some October. Town and Country proffers this list (though they cheat a little by including one Halloween special, and, even though I only ever caught a few episodes of Eight is Enough, I still recall their Halloween episode, which referenced a number of horror movies.

    Watched about half of it recently online. Like a lot of such shows, it doesn’t particularly hold up.

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