Weekly New Releases – August 16, 2022

Baby Assassins
Amazon
Comments Two recent high-school graduates turned professional assassins end up becoming room-mates while they work their cover jobs between hits. After the Yakuza blows their cover, they find themselves on the run.
Back-Up Plan
Amazon
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Amazon
Bluey
Amazon
Bridge of San Luis Rey
Amazon
Child’s Play (1988)
Amazon
Child’s Play 2
Amazon
Child’s Play 3
Amazon
Coming Apart (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Coneheads
Amazon
Daddy Longlegs (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Don’t Tell Her It’s Me aka The Boyfriend School
Amazon
Comments Blaine: Movies with two titles are often flops released twice hoping to slip under the radar and resell to the same people. How that happens in a movie with Shelley Long, Steven Guttenberg, and Kyle MacLachlan that was released in 1990 is a surprise to me. Regardless of quality, those names would sell tickets at that time.
Electra Glide in Blue (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Firebite
Amazon
Frank and Penelope
Amazon
Frownland (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Heavy Metal
Amazon
Hidden Assets
Amazon
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Amazon
Johnny Mnemonic in Black and White
Amazon
Comments The Keanu Reeves/Dolph Lundgren movie, but in black and white.
Kill a Dragon
Amazon
Last Vegas
Amazon
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
Amazon
My Own Private Idaho (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
NCIS
Amazon
Red Dawn
Amazon
Samson and the Seven Miracles of the World (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Sniper: Rogue Mission
Amazon
South Park
Amazon
Stalag 17
Amazon
They Went That-A-Way and That-A-Way
Amazon
Videodrome (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Welcome to Demon School Iruma-kun
Amazon
Comments Anime series about a 14-year old boy, Iruma, who is adopted by a demon after his selfish parents sells him to them. Iruma eventually ends up having to go to the Demon School where his adoptive father is headmaster, and he ends up having to try to hide the fact that he’s a normal human from his classmates.
What Women Want
Amazon
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “I’m deeply curious to see how well Johnny Mnemonic does or does not work in black & white (and also which cut they’re using for this release). Otherwise, I’m going with Heavy Metal in 4K if you have the way to play 4K disks.” Blaine says, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the best of the titles I’ve seen, but My Own Private Idaho, Videodrome, and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape are all on my ‘must see’ list.”

One reply

  1. Brian says:

    I kind of want to see Indy in 4K, but I already own them on DVD. I just can’t justify rebuying movies I have every few years for higher quality.

    I guess that’s what streaming services are banking on, huh?

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