Weekly New Releases – October 27, 2020

Africa Screams
Amazon
Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games
Amazon
Akame Ga Kill
Amazon
Comments Steelbook re-release.
Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes
Amazon
Comments Alex: Otherwise known as “The One With The Demonically Posessed Lamp.”
Amityville: A New Generation
Amazon
Amityville: Dollhouse
Amazon
Amityville: It’s About Time
Amazon
Babylon Berlin
Amazon
Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie
Amazon
Bishop’s Wife (1947)
Amazon
Black Cat
Amazon
Black Clover
Amazon
Black Lightning
Amazon
Bonanza
Amazon
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Amazon
Captain Marleau
Amazon
Cold Light of Day (Arrow)
Amazon
Comey Rule
Amazon
Daughters of Darkness
Amazon
Ensemble Stars
Amazon
Fatima
Amazon
Flintstones
Amazon
Friendsgiving
Amazon
Garfield and Friends
Amazon
God Raiga vs. King Ohga
Amazon
Comments Very low-budget independant kaiju film from Japan.
Grave Robbers
Amazon
Hans Christian Anderson
Amazon
Hidden
Amazon
High Plains Drifter
Amazon
Ipcress File
Amazon
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon
Amazon
Isuca
Amazon
Comments Alex: Romantic dramedy anime about a young man who ends up being housekeeper for a family of monster hunters.
Joe Kidd
Amazon
K: Seven Stories
Amazon
Comments Alex: As the title suggests, this is a series of 7 stories each set within the universe of the “K: Missing Kings” franchise.
Last Christmas
Amazon
Last Starfighter (Arrow)
Amazon
Lupin the 3rd: The Pursuit of Harimao’s Treasure
Amazon
Memorial Valley Massacre
Amazon
Mr. Topaze
Amazon
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising
Amazon
Comments Blaine: I don’t remember the last time I’ve seen an anime title come in at #1 on Amazon’s best seller list for the week. I’m honestly not sure I’ve ever seen that happens. I suspect that’s a sign that the reputation of this series is warranted, even if this is a movie rather than the show.
New Getter Robo
Amazon
Comments Alex: 2004 anime adaptation of the original Getter Robo manga, adjusted with the Getter Team fighting against Oni instead of the Dinosaur Empire.
Opposite Sex
Amazon
Osamu Tezuka’s Cleopatra
Amazon
Comments Alex: Another of Osamu Tezuka’s rather… adult anime films from the ’60s and ’70s – less violent than Belladonna of Sadness – but it’s billed based on its mature content (though, to be fair to Tezuka – this was coming at a time when a lot of the “art” films coming out of Europe, particularly France and Italy, also featured promenant sexual content.)
Panther Squad
Amazon
Parasite (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Patrick Still Lives
Amazon
Secret Ways (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Shock Treatment
Amazon
Short History of the Long Road
Amazon
Comments The DVD came out on October 13.
Stand My Heroes: Piece of Truth
Amazon
Comments Alex: Anime adaptation of a mobile puzzle and otome game (dating sim with female protagonist), based around a new drug investigation team in the Japanese government.
Symphogear
Amazon
Comments Magical Girl action anime based around an Idol group, with action sequences from the creator of Macross.
Teacher Shortage
Amazon
Comments Blaine: Speaking as a teacher in 2020, where 25% of our staff have been forced to quarantine, I completely understand that this is a horror film. I’m just not sure if it’s fiction or not…
That’s Dancing!
Amazon
Trump vs. the Illuminati
Amazon
Comments Blaine: This is not some conspiracy theory fueled attempt at a documentary, but instead a (seemingly terrible) CGI movie about a Chinese-grown clone of Donald Trump 1000 years in the future fighting the Illuminati and Satan on Mars.
Two Mules for Sister Sara
Amazon
Waterloo Bridge
Amazon
Whistle Blower
Amazon
Wolfman’s Got Nards: A Documentary
Amazon
Zebraman
Amazon
Zombie 5: Killing Birds
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Alex: Arrow has never disappointed with their Blu-Ray releases, so an Arrow release of The Last Starfighter is something that is not only worth having in your collection, but is also probably a worthy upgrade to whatever your current release is. My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is the last film I saw in theaters before lockdown, and it was a really fun film to see in theaters. It is a side-story film, so it’s not something that I’d recommend seeing if you’re unfamiliar with the show, but I did really enjoy it. Consider this a standing recommendation for My Hero Academia as a TV series as well – it’s one of the anime series that I’ve gotten my parents into, and they’re very much into science fiction, but less so into Western superhero comics.” Blaine says, “I strongly recommend the Criterion Collection release of Parasite. It’s a wonderful movie by what I consider the best DVD and Blu-Ray production company out there.”

3 replies on “Weekly New Releases – October 27, 2020”

  1. JD DeLuzio says:

    Trump vs the Illumanti:
    This is not some conspiracy theory fueled attempt at a documentary, but instead a (seemingly terrible) CGI movie about a Chinese-grown clone of Donald Trump 1000 years in the future fighting the Illuminati and Satan on Mars.

    So, more accurate and nuanced than the average online conspiracy-fueled attempt at a documentary?

  2. Brian says:

    I’m seriously contemplating getting “Wolfman’s Got Nards”

    I loved Monster Squad back in the 80’s and still get a chuckle out of it.

Comments are closed.