Weekly New Releases – April 13, 2021

September 30, 1955
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Ancient Aliens
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Basher Box Set
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Comments Includes The Prodigal Boxer and The Awken Punch.
Bigfoots and Yetis
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Comments Blaine: From the “Monster Documentary Collection”
Broadway Melody of 1940
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Children, The
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Comments A Troma film.
Doctor X
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Comments Blaine: I don’t think I’ve heard of this before, but a movie with Fay Wray and Lionel Atwell which is directed by Michael Curtiz (director of Casablanca) has piqued my interest.
Dynasty 3-D
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Fanchon the Cricket
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Forbidden Science
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Comments Blaine: This seems to be a 13 episode TV series inspired loosely by Philip K. Dick, although the reviews appear to be linked to a concert DVD from someone named “Pigface.”
Fukushima 50
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Green Dolphin Street
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Hercules and the Captive Women
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Comments Blaine: This is in the public domain, which is probably why the bonus features include the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 version.
History is Made at Night (Criterion Collection)
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Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space
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Kids on the Slope
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Comments Anime series from director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) about some teenagers in 1960s Japan who start a jazz group.
Laidbackers
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Comments Anime film about a college student who moves back to her home town to take over the family candy store, only to contend with the reincarnation of a demon king in a small elementary school kid. Features a theme song by Virtual Idol and VTuber Kizuna Ai.
Leap of Faith – William Friedkin on the Exorcist
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Little Annie Rooney
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Nature: Pumas – Legends of the Ice Mountain
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Night of the Eagles
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North Shore
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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
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Producers
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Sensation Seekers / A Chapter in Her Life
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Shrunken Heads
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Some Kind of Heaven
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Spaceballs
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This Is Not a Movie: Robert Fisk and the Politics of Truth
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Virus Shark
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Wild Life
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Comments Blaine: This is another title I hadn’t heard of before, but I’m interested in a movie with Rick Moranis, Lea Thompson, Eric Stoltz, Chris Penn, Randy Quaid, Hart Bochner….
Willy’s Wonderland
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Comments Live action film which borrows heavily (conceptually) from Five Nights At Freddys, with Nicholas Cage as playing a drifter who ends up having to work night security at a children’s pizza place, where the animatronic performers come alive and try to kill.

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “On the anime side of things, Kids on the Slope is one of those Shinichiro Watanabe series that I’ve been meaning to watch but never got around to – and I really should get around to it. On the non anime side, IIRC, the Hercules and the Captive Women episode of MST3K was in one of the boxed sets that is out of print, so you might want to pick this Blu-Ray up for that reason.” Blaine says, “nothing really jumps out at me this week.”

2 replies on “Weekly New Releases – April 13, 2021”

  1. JD DeLuzio says:

    Blaine: It’s possible you’ve heard of Dr. X before, as we have an old Summer Movie Review of this piece of horror history.

    I’m curious about Richard Thomas going berserk in September 30, 1955 (1977). Talk about trying to break out of typecasting.

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