Weekly New Releases – August 30, 2022

1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story
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61st Street
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Aho Girl
Amazon
Comments Slapstick heavy gag-anime.
All About Evil
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Belle
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Comments Anime film from director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Girl Who Lept Through Time) inspired by Beauty & The Beast
Bionic Woman (1976)
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Blue Bloods
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Cat People (1982)
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Faceless
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Facing Nolan
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Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture
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Faya Dayi (Criterion Collection)
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Fuse: Memoirs of the Hunter Girl
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Comments Fantasy anime set during the shogunate, involving a hunter who befriends a member of a group of human-dog spirit hybrids and finds herself having to decide to help the hybrids, or to turn on the Shogunate officials hunting them.
Ghosts
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Giallo Essentials (Arrow)
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Comments Includes Smile Before Death, The Weapon, the Hour, the Motive, and The Killer Reserved Nine Seats.
In Vino
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Kaiba
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Comments Short anime series from Director Masami Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken)
Lost Inside
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Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan TV Special
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Comments The first of two crossover films, one made-for-TV, and one theatrical, featuring Lupin the Third and Detective Conan squaring off.
Mata Hari (1985) (Kino-Lorber Classics)
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Miami Connection
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Comments The cult-classic martial arts film made by the students of a Taekwondo school in Miami.
Mysterious Island of Beautiful Woman (aka Island of Sister Theresa)
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Phantom of the Open
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Planet With
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Comments Adaptation of a manga from the creator of the action series “Lucifer & The Biscuit Hammer”, focusing on a young man caught up in an alien invasion of earth – not in the sense of helping fight the aliens, but getting roped into fighting alongside the aliens.
Project A-ko 2: The Plot of the Daitokuji Financial Group
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Comments Alex: I reviewed this as part of the Project A-Ko Love & Robots collection.
Raw Nerve
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Rent a Girlfriend
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Comments The first season of a romantic-cringe-comedy anime, based on a manga that kinda… is going nowhere.
Righting Wrongs aka Above the Law Set
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Comments Includes both cuts of the martial arts film starring Yuen Biao and Cynthia Rothrock.
Running Out of Time Collection (Arrow)
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Comments A pair of cat & mouse crime thrillers from director Johnny To (Election, Exiled, The Mission).
Sampo
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Sonny Boy
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Comments Anime series about a high school class that shifts into another dimension, with each member of the class developing special powers.
Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town?
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Comments Anime series based on the premise where what if a kid in a Dragon Quest style JRPG inspired setting moved from his town in the boonies, in the late-game area of the world where all the monsters are really strong, moved to the big city, and consequently was insanely strong compared to everyone around him.
Technotise: Edit and I
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Comments Serbian animated film, set in 2074 Belgrade.
Tenth Man
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Walk in the Woods
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Where the Crawdads Sing
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WWE: SummerSlam 2022
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Comments The first WWE Pay Per View following Vince McMahon’s enforced retirement for use of company funds for hush-money payments to victims of sexual harassement at the company.

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Mamoru Hosoda’s work is gorgeous across the board, so Belle is definitely worth picking up if you’re an anime or animation fan with a way to play 4K disks. Otherwise, my 4K pick for the week is Miami Connection, a film that is dangerously cheesy, but made with a tremendous amount of heart. Outside of the 4K picks, I’m going with the Detective Conan & Lupin the Third movie on the anime side, and the Running Out of Time collection on the live-action side.” Blaine says, “I think the only releases from this week that I’ve even seen are Cat People (1982) and Bionic Woman (1976), and neither is a particularly strong recommendation (although neither are terrible, either).”

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  1. Brian says:

    Ghosts has been on our to-watch list for a bit. Looks kooky and funny. We might dive into that this Autumn.

    We’re also historical fiction fiends, so 1883 will probably get a watch at some point.

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