Posted Sun Feb 12, 2023 at 12:00 PM PST by D. LaFontaine
Happy Valentines Day. What does it mean for you? Are you of the horror or romance genre lover, or even a horror romance? This week marks a missed opportunity of releasing My Bloody Valentine to 4K disc, afterall, we get a Christmas film (Christmas with the Campbells). But there's always next year, or Christmas, right?
Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 37 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of Febrary 12th - February 18th, as well as a look at announcements from last week.
This week's 4K category is pretty arid. Don't fret though as there are tons of upcoming titles and this break won't last long.
We have two (sort of) new releases this week, first from Universal, The Fabelmans, directed by Steven Spielberg. I keep confusing this film with Babylon, which comes out in March. Maybe it's the cover art, maybe because they're both about film.
The 'sort of' comment comes from the next release, Strange World from Disney. If you want the 4K your two primary options are to get the SteelBook from Best Buy or the standard edition from the Disney Movie Club. This is strange indeed, LionsGate has done this more than Disney has.
Import Wednesday (not Monday this time) is for the edition we should have in the US, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, a Zavvi Exclusive Collector's Edition. This may not be orderable, look at the announcements below.
Next week, stunned and incoherent, beastly organ, fantastic lucky number, tidbits of an interval, sleepover gone wrong and more!
Blu-ray counterparts of the above two titles, The Fabelmans and Strange World each get their respective releases.
TV on disc includes American Gigolo: Season One and Longmire: The Complete Series.
From Arrow Video, Giallo Essentials V4 White Edition. Between Arrow Video and Vinegar Syndrome, we are sure to eventually fill our library with all of Giallo's films, if we haven't already.
New comedy from Warner Bros with House Party (aka House Party 5).
The next 'Paramount Presents' label release is available this week with Just Another Girl on the I.R.T..
Anime highlights include Demon King Daimao - Complete Collection, The Slime Diaries: The Complete Season and World Witches Take Off!: The Complete Season.
If you were hoping to satiate your need for Bruce Willis, you got to wait 2 more weeks, but this week from Vertical Entertainment there is an action/thriller titled Savage Salvation.
Just in time for Valentines Day, Criterion Collection has the 1968 edition of Romeo and Juliet. There was a recent lawsuit brought up on this one regarding the on screen nudity aspect of it.
Honorable mention: Available from RLJ Entertainment this week, Dark Glasses, a film by Dario Argento.
There has been word online that Zavvi will no longer be shipping SteelBooks to the US. There will only be a few going forward but they need to be ordered from the US site. Speaking from experience, I have often received damaged goods from them and have asked if there was a way to pay extra for better packaging, to which they said no. Hard to say what the official reason is, but that could be it.
How familiar are you about the place where everyone knows your name? Paramount/CBS has just revealed that Cheers: The Complete Series is coming to blu-ray on April 25th. Shot on film, this show looks pretty decent on pARAMOUNT pLUS (VIA aMAZON pRIME vIDEO). I must say I will be awaiting delivery on this one. Maybe some day we can get the modern crime shows on disc too, including their spin-offs --- CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds, et al.
Paramount/CBS has added Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - Season One to 4K SteelBook on May 16th. Another positive direction release. Just add DS9 to the remaster projects and Trek fans will be elated. Also coming to Paramount 4K disc on May 16th, the 2003 remake of The Italian Job.
Here's an interesting crossover -- Warner Bros will be releasing Justice League x RWBY: Super Heroes & Huntsmen, Part One to 4K and blu-ray on April 25th.
Which titles are you buying this week? Which ones are on your wishlist, be it to buy as an impulse buy or to wait for the right price?
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