Weekly New Releases – Dec. 1, 2020

Ajin: The OAD Collection
Amazon
Angels of Death
Amazon
Comments Anime series about a teenage girl who is locked in the overly large basement of a building of almost supernatural size, who joins forces with a murderer wielding a scythe in order to find their way out of the building together.
Apache
Amazon
Attack!
Amazon
Baby Driver
Amazon
Bad Boys for Life
Amazon
Barbarians
Amazon
Beverly Hills Cop
Amazon
Blade
Amazon
Comments The first theatrically released Marvel Comics adaptation to make a profit. (It was the third release, after Howard the Duck in 1986 and a Captain America movie serial from the 1940s.)
Bloodshot
Amazon
Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection
Amazon
Chernobyl
Amazon
Coming to America
Amazon
Continental Divide
Amazon
Crash (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Amazon
D.C. Cab
Amazon
Dark/Web Special Edition
Amazon
Do Not Reply
Amazon
Double Decker! Doug & Kirill
Amazon
Comments Re-release of the science fiction police series from the creators of Tiger & Bunny
Dr. Stone
Amazon
Dune Drifter
Amazon
Comments A direct to video sci-fi film, which was undoubtedly timed to come out when Denis Villenueve’s Dune was originally intended to hit theatres. I’m sure the very prominent use of the word Dune in the title is pure coincidence.
Equalizer / Equalizer 2
Amazon
Gerard Butler Collection
Amazon
Comments Includes Angel Has Fallen, Hunter Killer, Law Abiding Citizen, Vanishing, and Gods of Egypt.
Golden Child
Amazon
Green Eggs and Ham
Amazon
Hellboy
Amazon
Hobbit
Amazon
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventure Collection
Amazon
Comments The description says this includes four movies, but I swear there are only three of them…
Jumanji 3 Pack
Amazon
Comments Includes the 1995 original and the two new films.
Leon: The Professional
Amazon
Lord of the Rings
Amazon
Comments Blaine: Return of the King won the Best Picture Oscar, so it’ll be the subject of a podcast on March 28, 2026.
Made in Italy
Amazon
Mission: Impossible: The Original TV Series
Amazon
Neighborhood
Amazon
NOVA: Human Nature
Amazon
Outburst Dreamer Boys
Amazon
Comments Anime series about a girl who after changing high schools, ends up falling in with a bunch of boys who are, to use the Japanese term, suffering from chūnibyō (adolescent delusions of grandeur).
Panic – aka Bakterion
Amazon
Perry Mason (2020)
Amazon
Pineapple Express
Amazon
Popeye
Amazon
Rental
Amazon
Rising Hawk: Battle for the Carpathians
Amazon
Sound! Euphonium: the Movie – May the Melody Reach You
Amazon
Comments Recap film adapting season 2 of Sound Euphonium.
Sound! Euphonium: the Movie – Welcome to the Kaitauji High School Concert Band
Amazon
Comments Recap film adapting season 1 of Sound Euphonium.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Amazon
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Amazon
Top Gun
Amazon
Trading Places
Amazon
Tudors
Amazon
Underworld
Amazon
Venom
Amazon
Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll
Amazon
Comments This is a spinoff film to the Netflix anime series from Kyoto Animation. This is the final project of several of the victims of the Kyoto Animation arson attack.
Walker Texas Ranger
Amazon
Zombieland: Double Tap
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Of all of Peter Jackson’s Tolkein adaptations, the adaptations of the Lord of the Rings novels likely will hold up the best with the transition to 4K, due to the heavy use of practical effects augmented with digital effects – so if you got a 4K player, pick up these.” Blaine says, “The Lord of the Rings and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are both must-own titles, so 4K owners should pick those up at some point or another if you don’t have them already. If you don’t have a 4K system, the Bugs Bunny set is the only title that stands out to me.”

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  1. Popeye staring Robin Williams is a favorite of mine. I grew up on Popeye, but, asides from the movie and a DVD of ‘banned cartoons’ that featured Popeye doing a hula dance with a topless Betty Boop I have no memory of his cartoons, so by default Robin Williams has become my go-to example. Plus, as a father of three, my wife and I sped a lot of time saying “Children, phoeey!

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