Weekly New Releases – February 23, 2021

2 Movie Collection: Ella Enchanted / Finding Neverland
Amazon
2 Movie Collection: Emma / Shakespeare in Love
Amazon
2 Movie Collection: Kate and Leopold / Serendipity
Amazon
40 Days and 40 Nights
Amazon
5 Centimeters Per Second
Amazon
Comments The second film from Makoto Shinkai (director of Your Name.)
Accidental Spy
Amazon
Acrobunch
Amazon
Comments Pulpy mecha action anime from the ’80s about a Johnny-Quest esque family of globe-trotting scientist adventurers trying to find a treasure that could save the world before an evil race of subterranian humanoids do – and they’re doing it in their giant robot.
Allnighter
Amazon
Attic Expeditions
Amazon
Bang
Amazon
Beautiful Girls
Amazon
Becoming Jane
Amazon
Betty White’s Pet Set
Amazon
Boys and Girls
Amazon
Brave 10
Amazon
Breaking Fast
Amazon
Buffalo Soldiers
Amazon
Casper: A Spirited Beginning
Amazon
Castle of the Creeping Flesh
Amazon
Centigrade
Amazon
Chasing Amy
Amazon
Chop Shop (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Cider House Rules
Amazon
Cold Mountain
Amazon
Collective
Amazon
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Amazon
Croods: 2 Movie Collection
Amazon
Croods: A New Age
Amazon
Doubt
Amazon
Duplex
Amazon
English Patient
Amazon
Comments Best Picture winner, and subject of a podcast due on August 28, 2025
Fairy Tail
Amazon
Flirting With Disaster
Amazon
Food Wars
Amazon
Frida
Amazon
From Dusk Till Dawn Trilogy
Amazon
Gone Baby Gone
Amazon
Gordy
Amazon
Comments Blaine: I worked in a movie theatre when this came out. It’s terrible, and seemed to have been rushed out to get a “talking pig” movie on the market before the far superior Babe. In fact, a lot of our customers refused to give Babe a shot because of their experience with Gordy.
Grifters
Amazon
Hakaider
Amazon
Comments Alex: I’ve previously reviewed this for the site. This is a Media Blasters Blu-Ray release, and those have been questionable of late.
Hand That Feeds the Dead
Amazon
Hard to Hold
Amazon
Highlander IV: Endgame
Amazon
Hostage
Amazon
I Got the Hook-Up
Amazon
Inside Amy Schumer
Amazon
Jersey Girl
Amazon
John Hughes 5 Movie Collection
Amazon
Comments Includes Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, She’s Having a Baby, Pretty in Pink, and Some Kind of Wonderful
Kate and Leopold
Amazon
Konosuba 2
Amazon
Lady Sings the Blues
Amazon
Last Vermeer
Amazon
Like Water for Chocolate
Amazon
Lupin the 3rd: The Columbus Files
Amazon
Madonna: Truth or Dare
Amazon
Man Push Cart (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Mansfield Park
Amazon
Miss Machiko
Amazon
Comments A fanservice heavy (and very stylized) 95-episode long slice of life comedy anime from 1980.
My Boss’s Daughter
Amazon
My Dream is Yours
Amazon
Naked Girl Murdered in the Park
Amazon
On Moonlight Bay
Amazon
Pokemon the Series
Amazon
Port of Freedom (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Pump Up the Volume
Amazon
Puppet Princess
Amazon
Comments 45 minute long OVA based on a one-volume manga.
Queen
Amazon
Redemption Day
Amazon
Reindeer Games
Amazon
Rounders
Amazon
Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob
Amazon
Shakespeare in Love
Amazon
Comments Best Picture winner and the subject of a podcast due October 28, 2025
Shogun’s Joy of Torture (Arrow)
Amazon
Show Boat
Amazon
Silk Road
Amazon
Sling Blade
Amazon
Smooth Talk (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Amazon
Stay Cool
Amazon
Trainspotting
Amazon
Unleashed
Amazon
Venus Wars
Amazon
Comments Anime OVA miniseries from director Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (who did mechanical design on Mobile Suit Gundam, and would go on to do the Gundam the Origin manga.) This release also comes with an artbook.
View From the Top
Amazon
Wrong Turn: The Foundation
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week.
Alex says, “I watched Venus Wars a while back and remember liking it – and additionally anime of this vintage tends to gain a lot from a Blu-Ray release. If you’re not into anime – that isn’t a bad price for the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-Ray.” Blaine says, “while I entirely agree that this is a great price on Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s weakest season, I would put Amelie at the top of my list. It’s one of the greatest movies I’ve ever seen, and I think would have been better served with a more accurate translation of the original French title: The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulin.”

2 replies on “Weekly New Releases – February 23, 2021”

  1. JD DeLuzio says:

    Not exactly a week for “genre,” but I see several excellent dramas and things worth watching: Doubt, Lady Sings the Blues (uneven script, but great performances), Trainspotting, and the bizarre but entertaining Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, among others. I don’t know that I would own any of these, however.

    I know it’s a translated title, but I think it’s hilarious there’s a film called Naked Girl Murdered in the Park. How many crime dramas and true crime episodes might as well just have that title?

  2. There was a From Dusk Till Dawn Trilogy?!

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