Weekly New Releases – November 24, 2020

Assassins Pride
Amazon
Comments Harem anime series based around a magical academy.
Ava
Amazon
Azur Lane
Amazon
Comments Anime series based on the mobile game – the series had a good start, but finished a little rough.
Babylon Berlin
Amazon
Big Order
Amazon
Comments Anime series following a protagonist who has developed super-powers, who must fend off other people with superpowers who are trying to kill him because he ends the world in a possible future.
Blood Craft
Amazon
Comments Do not confuse this with The Craft, no matter how badly the creators want to you. Seriously, compare the cover images of the two…
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Amazon
Cobra Kai
Amazon
Dancouga Super Beast Machine God
Amazon
Comments Unlike the DVD release, this includes the sequel OVA to the TV series, which includes the actual ending to the show.
Deadly Games (aka Dial Code Santa Claus)
Amazon
Ef
Amazon
Comments Anime series based on a series of visual novels.
Essential Fellini (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Comments Includes Variety Lights, The White Sheik, I Vitelloni, La Strada, Il Bidone, Nights of Cabiria, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Juliet of the Spirits, Satyricon, Roma, Amarcord, And the Ship Sails One and Intervista.
Frontline: Policing the Police (2020)
Amazon
Gulf
Amazon
Hacking Your Mind
Amazon
He Came from the Swamp: The William Grefe Collection (Arrow)
Amazon
Comments Includes Sting of Death, Death Curse of Tartu, The Hooked Generation, The Psychedelic Priest, The Naked Zoo, Mako: Jaws of Death, and Whisky Mountain.
I Start Counting
Amazon
Into the Labyrinth
Amazon
Irishman (The Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Iron Mask
Amazon
Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Jiu Jitsu
Amazon
Killing Floor
Amazon
King of the Mountain
Amazon
Kiss Me Kate
Amazon
Comments A 2003 play based on the Cole Porter film
Libeled Lady
Amazon
Locke the Superman
Amazon
Comments Anime film adapting part of the extremely long running (as in it started in the ’60s and is still running now) manga.
Lost Weekend
Amazon
Comments This one Best Picture in 1946, and will be the subject of a 99 Years, 100 Films podcast on May 28, 2021.
Lupin the 3rd: The Secret of Twilight Gemini
Amazon
Comments Lupin the 3rd Made-for-TV movie from 1996.
Mad Max
Amazon
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Amazon
Osamu Tezuka’s A Thousand and One Nights
Amazon
Comments The first film in Mushi Productions “Animerama” film series, which was followed by the semi-pornographic Cleopatra: Queen of Sex and the psychadelic Belladonna of Sadness
Other Side of Madness
Amazon
Pirate
Amazon
Riders of Death Valley
Amazon
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma
Amazon
Comments This is not the film, but a filmed version of the play starring Hugh Jackman
Sonic the Hedgehog
Amazon
Stars Align
Amazon
Comments Sports anime about a high school tennis team with some BL (same-sex male romance) themes.
Testament of Sister New Devil
Amazon
Comments Romantic harem comedy fantasy anime
Tourist Trap
Amazon
Train to Busan Presents Peninsula
Amazon
Ulysses: Jeanne d’Arc and the Alchemist Knight
Amazon
Comments Anime series based around an alternative fantasy version of the Hundred Years Wars.
We’re No Angels (1955)
Amazon
Wonder Boys
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “If you have a way to watch 4K films, the 4K release of Mad Max from Kino Lorber is worth picking up. Otherwise, I’m going with the Blu-Ray release of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.” Blaine says, “of those I’ve seen, Monty Python’s Flying Circus is my top pick. I’ve also been hearing wonderful things about Cobra Kai, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.”

2 replies on “Weekly New Releases – November 24, 2020”

  1. I will second the wonderful things about Cobra Kai, it has been excellent.

  2. JD DeLuzio says:

    Those sound like solid choices, though I only know Cobra Kai by reputation. I would also really like to see Babylon Berlin. Wonder Boys is not bad. Although I genuinely admire Michael Chabon’s work, this plays like an occasionally inventive variant of some middle-age guy’s stock fantasy.

    Finally, I think we can all appreciate the irony of a film called Tourist Trap having a negative reputation.

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