Weekly New Releases – October 20, 2020

5 Years Apart
Amazon
Adaptation
Amazon
Adventures of Don Juan (1948)
Amazon
Alone
Amazon
Amityville Harvest
Amazon
Ape
Amazon
Back to the Future
Amazon
Blue Ridge
Amazon
Bram Stoker’s Shadowbuilder
Amazon
Captains Collection
Amazon
Catlow
Amazon
COBRA
Amazon
Confessional
Amazon
Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones
Amazon
Comments Animated restoration of a Patrick Troughton story.
Drifting / White Tiger (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Drowning
Amazon
Fear No Evil / Ritual of Evil (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Great
Amazon
Gunfighter (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Haunting
Amazon
Hit (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Lord of Vermilion
Amazon
Comments Anime series based on an arcade card game by Square-Enix.
Love and Monsters
Amazon
Masterpiece: Flesh and Blood
Amazon
My Neighbour Totoro
Amazon
Negima + Negima!?
Amazon
Comments Seasons 1 and 2 of the anime series adapting part of the manga from Ken Akamatsu (Love Hina)
NOS4A2
Amazon
Outside the Law (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Picture Mommy Dead (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Plot Against America: An HBO Limited Series
Amazon
Princess Mononoke
Amazon
Pumpkinhead
Amazon
Quiz
Amazon
Comments The scandal about the UK Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Re-Animator / Bride of Re-Animator
Amazon
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Amazon
Comments Blaine: All four seasons are available, and it’s still enjoyable.
Secrets We Keep
Amazon
Sinrise as Campobello
Amazon
Tremors
Amazon
Comments Includes Tremors, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, Tremors 5: Bloodlines, Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, and Tremors: Shrieker Island.
Tremors: Shrieker Island
Amazon
Uncle Tom
Amazon
Vanished
Amazon
Your Name
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “If you have a way to play 4K disks, the Back to the Future Trilogy collection feels like a good addition to your collection (unless there’s something particularly untoward with the transfer). The BBC’s animated reconstructions of Patrick Troughton stories have, thus far, been fantastic. If you don’t have a way to watch 4K disks, I’d recommend getting The Faceless Ones instead.” Blaine says, “I completely agree with everything that Alex just said.”

3 replies on “Weekly New Releases – October 20, 2020”

  1. I am not sure if my lack of interest in these releases is due to the lack of interesting releases because the pandemic has pushed interesting things back, or because “digital discs are dead.” I am inclined to blame the pandemic because it’s not like there were a lot of non-disc releases that I was interested in lately.

    …Or I am just an old curmudgeon who isn’t into any of these young whippersnapper’s releases.

    • The pandemic is a part of it. We’re down to a lot of library releases, and since 4K hasn’t taken the world by storm and we’re still using a video format that hit the market 25 years ago, there aren’t a whole lot of library titles that haven’t come out yet worth talking about.

      When I started this column, the October release list would have over 2000 titles to sift through. Now we rarely break 150.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      I’m pretty sure that Scarecrow and Mrs. King and The Gunslinger don’t quite qualify as “whippersnapper” fare. :)

      However, My Neighbour Totoro is an anime I’ve actually seen, and that’s saying quite a bit, and The Plot Against America is worth seeing, though, personally, I wouldn’t buy it.

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