Weekly New Releases – August 3, 2021

Arise, My Love (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker
Amazon
Coogan’s Bluff
Amazon
Daimajin Trilogy (Arrow)
Amazon
Comments Series of Kaiju films set in feudal Japan.
Django (Arrow)
Amazon
Dune (2000)
Amazon
Comments Note that this is an Australian import of the 2000 miniseries.
El-Hazard: The Magnificent World OVA 1 & 2
Amazon
Comments Re-release of the original El-Hazard Direct-to-video series (which I previously reviewed – https://bureau42.com/view/6976/anime-review-el-hazard-the-magnificent-world-ova), and the sequel miniseries, now on Blu-Ray.
Emily at the Edge of Chaos
Amazon
Comments Blaine: I was torn on whether or not to include this. On the one hand, it may include the pseudo-science/metaphysics that is getting more and more popular that jeopardizes the role of science in society, but that’s fearful speculation on my part. On the other hand, the case includes John Lithgow, Lily Tomlin, Leonard Nimoy, Richard Lewis, and Matt Groening.
Final Account
Amazon
Comments Blaine: A documentary that interviews former Nazis to find out why they choice to join the party, and how they live with the repurcussions.
Fire Force
Amazon
Four Frightened People (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Here Today
Amazon
I Dream of Jeannie
Amazon
Little Rascals: The ClassicFlix Restorations
Amazon
Luca
Amazon
Maoyu Archenemy & Hero
Amazon
Comments Anime series based on a series of novels by the author of Log Horizon, based on the premise of what if the Hero and Demon Queen had a political marraige, in order to work together bring peace and stability (non-violently) between both their realms.
No Time for Love (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
NOVA: Great Electric Airplane Race
Amazon
Randolph Scott Western Collection
Amazon
Seance
Amazon
Sergio Martino Collection
Amazon
Those Who Wish Me Dead
Amazon
Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Amazon
Comments Note that the 4K comes out August 3, but the Blu-Ray comes out Sept. 28.
Trench
Amazon
Under the Stadium Lights
Amazon
Union Pacific
Amazon
Valdez Horses aka Chino
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “El-Hazard was very good show, and I definitely consider the El-Hazard set worth picking up. Otherwise, I’d argue that the Dune Miniseries was superior to the David Lynch film, and that might be worth getting on Blu-Ray.” Blaine says, “I would say the Dune miniseries and Transformers: The Movie (which is still the best theatrical Transformers release) are the best of this week.”

3 replies on “Weekly New Releases – August 3, 2021”

  1. I was going to comment with my thoughts, but Blaine and Alex already said what I would. My only note was that the title of the movie was “The Transformers: The Movie” wasn’t it?

  2. Brian says:

    Luca was good (I probably should have written a review of it). It’s a rehash of stories we’ve already seen (The Little Mermaid for example). But it is Pixar and it is gorgeous to look at. I don’t know if “Out” or “Us Again” is paired with the discs (both were excellent shorts).

    I wonder how good a 4K Transformers would look since (I had heard) the master print had been lost/destroyed. All the versions I’ve seen are cropped versions of the Pan-and-Scan VHS version. If they went back to the masters, I would LOVE to see it. (And yes, it is the best big screen Transformers to date).

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