Weekly New Releases – June 4, 2024

13 Frightened Girls
Amazon
All Dogs go to Heaven 2
Amazon
American Society of Magical Negroes
Amazon
Archdemon’s Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride
Amazon
Armenia, My Home
Amazon
Back to the Future
Amazon
Bad Lieutenant
Amazon
Bloodsport
Amazon
Blue Velvet
Amazon
Campfire Cooking in Another World with my Absurd Skill
Amazon
Comments Isekai anime series about a chef who gets ends up in a fantasy world with a special ability that allows him to cook whatever he wants without worrying about any of the more mundane ingredients.
Chase (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Chimera
Amazon
Condition Called Love
Amazon
Corner Gas
Amazon
D-Day – 80th Anniversary
Amazon
Darkness of Man
Amazon
Death Machine (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Comments Horror film from director Stephen Norrington (Blade)
Doctor Who: Peter Davison
Amazon
Comments Blaine: I put the season number in quotation marks because it’s Davison’s second season, but not the second season of the series. For the overall series, this is season 20.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Fellow Travelers
Amazon
Founders Day
Amazon
Ghost World
Amazon
Glory
Amazon
Happy Gilmore
Amazon
Hour Before the Dawn (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Is the Order a Rabbit?
Amazon
Comments Cute-Girls-Doing-Cute-Things Workplace comedy based around a restauraunt in a rural Japanese town.
Judge Dredd (1995)
Amazon
Magnificent Seven (1960)
Amazon
Manifest
Amazon
Mississippi River Sharks
Amazon
My Marriage
Amazon
Old Dark House
Amazon
Old Oak
Amazon
Paths of Glory
Amazon
Comments Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Perfect Weapon (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Peter Pan (2003)
Amazon
Platoon
Amazon
Comments Winner of Best Picture for 1986. It will be covered on 99 Years, 100 Films in October.
Postal
Amazon
Princess Halle and the Jester
Amazon
Pursued (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Rango
Amazon
Return to Lonesome Dove
Amazon
Saigon (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Santa Jaws
Amazon
Seniors
Amazon
Sexy Beast
Amazon
Shadow Land
Amazon
Shilioh: Complete 3 Film Collection
Amazon
Skyfall
Amazon
Comments Blaine: Had you told me that a James Bond movie that effectively turns Bond into a combination of Bruce Wayne and Kevin McCallister would be one of my favourites in the franchise I’d have thought you were nuts, but here we are.
Speed Racer
Amazon
Stage of Twilight
Amazon
Streetwise
Amazon
Studio Apartment, Good Lighting, Angel Included
Amazon
Comments This series is currently airing.
Teen Wolf
Amazon
Three Musketeers – Part II: Milday
Amazon
Time Addicts
Amazon
Typhoon Club
Amazon
War of the Wildcats
Amazon
Wicked Little Letters
Amazon
Zotz!
Amazon

Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “I’m going with the Magnificent Seven as my 4K release of the week, and Peter Davidson’s second season of Doctor Who as my general DVD release.” Blaine says, “I’d also advocate for Doctor Who, as well as Paths of Glory.”

2 replies on “Weekly New Releases – June 4, 2024”

  1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Ghost World would be my picks. That Terry Gilliam managed to make a film of the Hunter S. Thompson classic book is remarkable. That he made a masterpiece is incredible. Depp becomes Thompson, and the rest of the cast features a number of the famous and the notorious in supporting roles. Ghost World, meanwhile, is a must-see, possible the best film ever made from a graphic novel, with Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson (both still teens but proving their acting chops) and Steve Buscemi in a role based on a couple of people in the source material, and expanded. See them now if you never have.

    Skyfall ranks among the finest of Bond films.

    Blue Velvet is even less for all tastes than Fear and Loathing, but Lynch did produce an interesting film, much discussed in its day. Everyone I knew had some opinion of it.

    The original Corner Gas remains one of the classic Canadian TV series. The animated series, which is what we have this month, has the original cast voicing the roles and the episodes I’ve watched hold up. Animation allows them to do some entertaining things with the original show’s quirky style and splashes of visual humour.

    I’ve never heard of Santa Jaws the movie, although a do recall the very silly novelty song from the 70s by that name. William Castle’s 13 Frightened Girls sounds too ridiculous not to see at some point, but I doubt that it’s worth owning.

    The American Society of Magical Negroes has a great concept, but the reviews have been uncertain about the results.

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