Weekly New Releases – January 12, 2021

American Dream
Amazon
Bang Dream! Film Live
Amazon
Comments Anime based on a mobile rhythm game about Idol groups.
Batman: Soul of the Dragon
Amazon
Blind Fury
Amazon
Blood Sisters
Amazon
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations – Shadow of the Curse Mask
Amazon
Comments Episodes 93-105 of Boruto. Not sure why they didn’t use the “Set #” naming convention.
Buried Alive
Amazon
Crossroads
Amazon
Comments The Ralph Macchio movie, not the Britney Spears movie.
English Patient
Amazon
Comments Winner of the “Best Picture” Academy Award for 1996 releases, and subject of a podcast scheduled for August 28, 2025.
Freshman
Amazon
Frida
Amazon
Frontline: A Thousand Cuts
Amazon
Fruits Basket (2019)
Amazon
Comments This season covers parts of the manga that hadn’t been adapted in the first anime version from the early 2000s. Contains the complete series and 3 movies.
Girls Und Panzer: This Is the Real Anzio
Amazon
Gone Baby Gone
Amazon
Grizzly II: Revenge
Amazon
Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip
Amazon
Just Before Dawn
Amazon
Legacies
Amazon
Like Father Like Son
Amazon
Like Water For Chocolate
Amazon
Lupin III: The First
Amazon
Comments The first CGI Animated Lupin The Third film. Had a digital release a few weeks ago.
Manifest
Amazon
Meiji Tokyo Renka: The Complete Series (Essentials)
Amazon
Comments Anime series based on a visual novel, following a high school girl who is sent back in time to Meiji-era Japan, where she ends up becoming friends with a bunch of historical figures.
Minding the Gap (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Nature: Australian Bushfire Rescue
Amazon
NCIS
Amazon
Nova: Touching the Asteroid
Amazon
Once Upon a River
Amazon
Parallel
Amazon
Pokemon the Series: Sun and Moon – Ultra Legends: The Alola League Begins
Amazon
Raid 2 / Raid: Redemption
Amazon
Satantango
Amazon
Scary Movie / Dance Flick
Amazon
Shakespeare in Love
Amazon
Comments Best Picture winner for 1998 releases. Podcast due October 28, 2025 The Blu-Ray/Digital combination edition is due for release in February.
Shrine Of The Morning Mist
Amazon
Comments Slice of life anime about a group of miko (shinto shrine maidens). This was originally due to be released in December but apparently got postponed.
Skylines
Amazon
SpongeBob SquarePants
Amazon
Stretch
Amazon
Tennessee Johnson (1942)
Amazon
Thursday
Amazon
Twilight Zone (2019)
Amazon
Ultraman Taro
Amazon
Comments The 6th Ultraman series.
Wild Wild West
Amazon
Workaholics
Amazon
Yellowstone
Amazon
Zombieland / Zombieland 2: Double Tap
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Season 2 of Fruits Basket is a decent enough place to jump on if you’ve watched the original series, just want to know what happened next (so you skipped the first season of the new adaptation), but haven’t read (or don’t want to read) the manga.” Blaine says, “there are a few titles on my watchlist, including The English Patient and Gone Baby Gone.”

One reply

  1. Raid 2 / Raid: Redemption

    OOOoh! This is the movie that strongly features Silat, the martial art style I teach. It’s a good movie, too. If you like bloody gang-land style movies, catch both, but you don’t need to see the first to see the second, the stories are as related as Spider-Verse is to Far From Home.

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