Weekly New Releases – October 19, 2021

American Experience: Sandra Day O’Connor – The First
Amazon
Casual Sex?
Amazon
Change of Habit
Amazon
Come September
Amazon
Corridor of Mirrors
Amazon
Demons and Demons 2
Amazon
Dirty Laundry
Amazon
Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan
Amazon
Comments Anime series set in an alternate universe from the “Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” – specificallythe one that appears in the story “The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya”
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’
Amazon
Dune (1984)
Amazon
G.I. Joe Trilogy
Amazon
Comments Includes G.I. Joe Origins: Snake Eyes, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
Incredible Shrinking Man (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Injustice
Amazon
Ip Man
Amazon
Comments Includes the first four Ip Man main films, but not the spinoffs.
Joe Bell
Amazon
Kull the Conqueror
Amazon
Comments This is the 1997 movie starring Kevin Sorbo.
Little Rascals Volume 3
Amazon
Live at Mr. Kelly’s
Amazon
Maude
Amazon
Mighty Mensch
Amazon
Comments Blaine: I have no idea if this is any good, but I’ll point it out because Hanukkah (and other non-Christian holidays) are very underrepresented in Hollywood.
Naruto
Amazon
Needle in a TimeStack
Amazon
No Man of God
Amazon
Nozo X Kimi
Amazon
Comments Very fanservice-heavy short comedy anime.
Old
Amazon
Passion of the Christ
Amazon
Protege
Amazon
Randolph Scott Western Collection
Amazon
Comments Blaine: the official product description doesn’t include the titles, but according to one of the comments, this includes The Desperados, The Nevadan, Santa Fe, Man in the Saddle, Hangman’s Knot, The Stranger Wore a Gun, A Lawless Street, The Tall T, Decision at Sundown, Buchanan Rides Alone, Ride Lonesome, and Comanche Station.
Ratcatcher (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Renegades
Amazon
Say I Love You
Amazon
Scream
Amazon
Sheik (1921)
Amazon
Silence of the Lambs
Amazon
Smallville
Amazon
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins
Amazon
Splitting Heirs
Amazon
Stairs
Amazon
Superman and Lois
Amazon
Survivalist
Amazon
Ultraman Tiga
Amazon
Comments The 1996 Ultraman series, and the first broadcast in Japan since Ultraman ’80. Because the lead actor was represented by Johnny’s And Associates, there have been issues with the quality of subsequent releases of this Ultraman series, so be advised that this release may have some rough edges for reasons beyond the US distributor’s control.
Vampire Knight
Amazon
Yokai Monsters Collection (Arrow)
Amazon
Comments Includes 100 Monsters, Spook Warfare, Along with Ghosts, and The Great Yokai War.

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “My pick is the Yokai Monsters collection – these are some really solid works of historical tokusatsu (special effect movies), and the bonus features include some good cultural primers on Yokai (Japanese fae-folk, sort of) for those who are unfamiliar with them. Otherwise, if you have an ability to play 4K disks, Silence of the Lambs is worth considering.” Blaine says, “of those I’ve seen, Silence of the Lambs (winner of Best Picture and subject of a future podcast), Scream, and Smallville are all worthwhile.”

3 replies on “Weekly New Releases – October 19, 2021”

  1. Brian says:

    I was never that into GI Joe (Transformers was my jam), but I did watch the first two Joe movies and they were…profoundly dull. I walked right past Snake Eyes in the library yesterday. Even free, it held zero interest for me.

    And as far as anything starring Sorbo, that’s a hard pass. That jerk isn’t getting a penny from me.

    • Brian says:

      I do want to see Injustice, however. I need to add that to the list!

    • I loved “G.I. Joe” as a child, built largely around Larry Hama’s comic book mythos. He also wrote the file cards (character bios that came with the toys) and the series bible for the cartoon.

      The first two live action movies ignored all of that, and their “improvements” made things worse. This is why I’m waiting until “Snake Eyes” shows up on a streaming service I’m already paying for before I watch it. I still love the G.I. Joe property that I grew up with, but I have yet to see that property appear in live action.

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