Weekly New Releases – February 8, 2022

12 Angry Men (1997)
Amazon
Comments Blaine: Remaking one of the best movies of all time, regardless of genre. I haven’t seen this remake, but the Sidney Lumet version is incredible.
After We Fell
Amazon
Alien Abduction Double Feature
Amazon
Comments Includes Fire in the Sky and I Married a Monster from Outer Space.
Amazing 80s Kids Double Feature
Amazon
Comments Includes D.A.R.Y.L. and Explorers
Apex
Amazon
Atomic Blonde
Amazon
Attack of the Crab Monsters
Amazon
Beatles: Get Back
Amazon
BlacKkKlansman
Amazon
Comments Blaine: Directed by Spike Lee, produced by Jordan Peele… This is the story of Ron Stallworth, played by John David Washington, so why does the IMDB list Alec Baldwin first in the cast and Amazon lists Adam Driver and Topher Grace? In case you are wondering why so many films against racism are still coming out, look at what indifferent algorithms are doing when they produce the “key” information about movies like this. They reflect the bias of the society we live in with disturbing accuracy.
Blockers
Amazon
Captain Video
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Catwoman: Hunted
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DC’s Stargirl
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Digging to China
Amazon
Encanto
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Flag of Iron
Amazon
Comments Shaw Brothers film, from director Chang Cheh, about the member of the Iron Flag clan (who use spears with flags on them) who is framed for murdering the leader of the clan, and must clear his name.
Foul Play
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Ghosts
Amazon
Gintama: The Very Final
Amazon
God’s Gun
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Gold Diggers of 1933
Amazon
Golden Voices
Amazon
Harry and the Hendersons
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Harvey
Amazon
Comments Blaine: This is my favourite James Stewart comedy. Very well worth your time.
Hating Game
Amazon
Hidamari Sketch Graduation
Amazon
Comments The final direct-to-video episodes of the Hinamari Sketch anime series.
High School of the Dead
Amazon
Comments Very fanservice heavy zombie apocalypse anime.
Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU
Amazon
Comments The second half of 6th Higurashi anime series.
Hiruko the Goblin
Amazon
Comments Japanese horror film from 1991.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Amazon
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
Amazon
Comments Romantic comedy anime film based around a couple where one has a physical disability.
King Richard
Amazon
La Dolce Vita
Amazon
Last Man Standing
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Legend (Arrow)
Amazon
Legendary Weapons of China
Amazon
Comments Classic wuxia movie from Shaw Brothers, from director Lau Kar-Leung, and unlike many other films in the genre, this one has a more contemporary setting – during the Boxer Rebellion.
Liar’s Moon
Amazon
Major Dundee (Arrow)
Amazon
Midsomer Murders
Amazon
Miller’s Crossing (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop
Amazon
Murder on the Orient Express
Amazon
Mushibugyo
Amazon
Comments Fanservice heavy action anime about a squad of samurai working for the Tokugawa Shogunate tasked with attacking insectoid monsters.
Odd Couple Double Feature
Amazon
Princess Tam Tam/Zou Zou (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Privilege
Amazon
Remote
Amazon
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
Amazon
Santo: El Enmascarado De Plata 8 Movie Collection
Amazon
Comments Contains the following El Santo Films – “El Santo in the Wax Museaum”, “Santo in the Treasure of Dracula”, “Santo vs. The Riders of Terror”, “Santo in The Vengence of the Mummy”, “Santo vs. Frankenstein’s Daughter”, “Santo & The Blue Demon vs. Dracula and the Wolfman”, “Santo & Blue Demon vs. Dr. Frankenstein”, and “Santo and Mantiquilla Napoles in The Revenge of La Llorona”
Secret Agent X-9 (1937)
Amazon
Comments The complete 12 chapter serial.
Secret Agent X-9 (1945)
Amazon
Comments The complete 13 chapter serial.
Some Like It Hot
Amazon
Comments AFI’s choice for the greatest American comedy of all time.
Spider-Man / Spider-Man 2 / Spider-Man 3
Amazon
Comments The Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire movies
Star Trek: The Original 4 Movie Collection
Amazon
Comments Blaine: I know people like to pretend Star Trek V: The Final Frontier doesn’t exist, but Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is generally acknowledged.
Summer School
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Surf Nazis Must Die!
Amazon
Walk in the Sun
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Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “If it wasn’t for the fact that it doesn’t include Star Trek VI, I would absoultely pick up the Star Trek 4K UHD releases. Instead, I’m going with Legendary Weapons of China.” Blaine says, “I strongly recommend both the Star Trek 4K upgrade and the Some Like It Hot 4K upgrade if you support that format.”

2 replies on “Weekly New Releases – February 8, 2022”

  1. Brian says:

    I’m holding off on the Star Trek collection until they add V and VI (I won’t watch V, but I must have it all).

    12 Angry Men is excellent. Watching Jack Lemmon and George C Scott go at it is a masterclass in acting. It’s almost as good as the Lumet version (which is a lot like saying someone is almost as good a swimmer as Michael Phelps).

    I will also recommend Encanto. It’s an excellent film. The writing is so sharp, you’d almost mistake it for a Pixar film. The songs are Broadway-quality (from Lin-Manuel Miranda) and it doesn’t pander to kids. If you’ve watched it already, turn the English subtitles on to get even more out of it.

    • Star Trek V is worth the fan dance, and the line “What does God need with a starship?”

      Encanto is one of those movies that is playing non-stop at my house, but I am going to need to throw those subtitles on. (Bruno is over-rated, as much as Surface Pressure is underrated.)

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