Weekly New Releases – June 25, 2024

Act of Violence
Amazon
Allied
Amazon
Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too Far
Amazon
Comments Isekai anime series.
Arthur Dong’s LGBTQ Stories
Amazon
Comments Collection of 4 documentaries about the historical experiences of LGBT people – Includes Coming Out Under Fire, Licensed to Kill, Family Fundamentals, and Out Rage ’69.
Beetlejuice
Amazon
Bettie Page Double Feature (Kino Lorber)
Amazon
Blue Velvet (Criterion Collection)
Amazon
Boy and the Heron
Amazon
Comments The most recent film from Hayao Miyazaki.
Boys in the Band
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Boys in the Boat
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Case of Bloody Iris
Amazon
Comments Giallo film focusing on a series of murders in a high-rise apartment building.
China O’Brien 1 and 2
Amazon
Comments A couple of the early starring roles of Cynthia Rothrock.
Dexter’s Laboratory
Amazon
First Slam Dunk
Amazon
Comments In spite of the title – this is actually an adaptation of the conclusion of the manga and the epilogue.
Flash (1990)
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For Heaven’s Sake
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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
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Game of Clones: Bruceploitation Collection
Amazon
Comments Collection of films made in the wake of Bruce Lee’s tragic death, attempting to cash in on his popularity in a fairly crass and mercenary manner (including perpetuating the myth that Lee faked his death and would return in several years to get revenge on his enemies – this same myth would be dusted off again, with the names changed, following Tupac Shakur’s death)
Ghostbusters: Afterlife / Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Amazon
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
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Girl in Every Port
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Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
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Godzilla/Kong Monsterverse 5 Film Collector’s Edition
Amazon
Good Burder 2 Movie Collection
Amazon
Greatest Question
Amazon
Hangman’s House
Amazon
Hunger Games 1-5 Collection
Amazon
I Am Celine Dion
Amazon
I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Become Unrivaled in the Real World, Too
Amazon
Comments Isekai anime series where the main character is able to travel between the fantasy world and our world.
King of Kings
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Little Darlings
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Long Game
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Macbeth (Kino-Lorber)
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Machine Girl Chronicles
Amazon
Comments Contains both Machine Girl films.
Man I Love
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Man Who Laughs
Amazon
Comments Conrad Veidt’s character in this film was a major influence on the Joker in Batman comics.
Matinee
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Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
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Monkey Man
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Mother!
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Mr. and Mrs. Smith
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Comments Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
NATURE: Raptor – A Fistful of Daggers
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Navy Seals
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New Adventures of Batman
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North Star / Armored Attack (Kino-Lorber)
Amazon
Oshi No Ko
Amazon
Comments Very good suspense thriller series about the children of an idol (who are reincarnations of two of her fans – it’s slightly complicated) dealing with the aftermath of her murder – the daughter becoming an idol herself, and the son becoming an actor so he can find the person who killed her.
Painter
Amazon
Purple Rain
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Shining Hour
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South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
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Swingers
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Team America: World Police
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That Certain Thing
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Until They Get Me
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When Night is Falling
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When Worlds Collide
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Xena: Warrior Princess
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Finally, the picks of the week. Alex says, “Oshi No Ko is my anime pick of the week – it’s a solid mix of a entertainment workplace dramady (with the aspects of the two kids entertainment careers) and a suspense thriller (with the lingering menace of the presence of the murderer out there) – which makes it a really strong watch. My UHD and general pick of the week is Blue Velvet – my own personal journey through Twin Peaks has gotten me interested in the rest of Lynch’s work.” Blaine says, “I heartily recommend When Night Is Falling, a wonderful Canadian romance that is perfect for Pride Month.”

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  1. A lot of this week is historically interesting, with the likes of Lillian Gish, Conrad Veidt, and Louse Brooks silent films. I’ve not yet watched The Arthur Dong docs available this month, but I own a copy of Forbidden City, USA: it’s an incredible, career-making documentary.

    We have the Pride related releases, from Xena to When Night is Falling to the groundbreaking Boys in the Band.

    Little Darlings is a curiosity, an uneven female-based teen comedy from 1980 that’s very late-70s, and the story and young actors would be handled differently today.

    Matinee is a good deal of fun.

    I don’t know if any of these would be worth owning, but they’re certainly worth seeing.

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