Weekly New Releases – April 26, 2022

12 Monkeys (Arrow)
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Beautician and the Beast
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Bound for Glory
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Breakout
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Cats Eye
Amazon
Comments Adaptation of a manga from the creator of City Hunter about a group of women cat burglars.
City Hunter 91
Amazon
Comments The third season of City Hunter.
Dementia (aka Daughter of Horror)
Amazon
Devil You Know
Amazon
Dragon Goes House-Hunting
Amazon
Comments Anime series about a Dragon, as the title states, trying to buy a place to live.
Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema VI (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Comments Includes Singapore, Johnny Stool Pigeon, and The Raging Tide.
For All Mankind (Criterion Collection)
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Gasoline Alley
Amazon
Comments Starring Bruce Willis, Devon Sawa, and Luke Wilson. No relation to the comic strip.
Great
Amazon
Happy Death Day 2U
Amazon
He Said, She Said
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Hypnonsis Mic: Division Rap Battle – Rhyme Anima
Amazon
Comments Anime series based around the premise of Japanese street gangs vying for control of Tokyo through rap battles.
Jackie Gleason TV Treasures: 70th Anniversary Collection
Amazon
King David
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Konosuba
Amazon
Comments Re-release of season 1 as a steelbook.
Last Survivors
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Locked Down
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Long Walk
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Lupin the 3rd: Episode 0
Amazon
Comments One of several prequel anime films based around the concept of “This is how the Lupin Gang got together.”
Moonfall
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Mrs. Pepperpot
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Comments Anime series adapting a series of Norwegian fairy tales. Contains all 130 episodes with the English and Japanese audio tracks
Mushibugyo
Amazon
Comments Fanservice heavy anime series about a group of ninjas and samurai fighting bug monsters.
NOVA: Secrets in the Scat
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One for the Road
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Orange County
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Other French New Wave Vol. 1
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Paper Bag Princess
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Queens of Mystery
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Round Midnight (Criterion Collection)
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Show By Rock!! Stars!!
Amazon
Comments Fourth season of the pop idol battle-of-the-bands anime.
Singin’ in the Rain
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Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
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Comments Season 2 of ther revived anime series.
Superintelligence
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Tom Sawyer (1973)
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Twisting the Knife: Four Films by Claude Chabrol (Arrow)
Amazon
Comments Includes The Swindle, The Color of Lies, The Flower of Evil, and Nightcap.
Uncharted
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Under the Vines
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Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
Amazon
Wonder Egg Priority
Amazon
Comments Alex: Original anime series that ostensibly was trying to use the magical girl framework to comment on serious social issues like teen suicide, only for (by all accounts) the series to stumble into a field of rakes by its conclusion.
Writing with Fire
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Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “For All Mankind benefitted tremendously from its Blu-Ray release, so I can see the 4K UHD release being just as stunning to watch (if you have the capability to play 4K UHD disks, naturally). Otherwise, on the anime front I’m going with Cat’s Eye (to upgrade my own DVD copies). Otherwise, the other non-anime titles that catch my interest this week are just other 4K titles (particularly Singin’ In The Rain).” Blaine says, “if you have 4K support, go with Singin’ In The Rain. If not, I’d go with Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema VI based on the strength of earlier volumes.”

One reply

  1. If you don’t have 4k support, go find Singing in the Rain anyways. (I love that movie.)

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