Posted Sun Aug 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM PDT by D. LaFontaine
Wow, another month coming to end end. For disc releases this means we are getting into dangerous (to our wallets) territory as September approaches. We still have one more Tuesday for the month, but it's never too soon to be prepared.
Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 14 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc this week, as well as a look at announcements from last week.
There are zero New Releases this week in this category, but we do have a few decent catalog options.
Import Monday starts out with Dog Soldiers (Collector's Edition) from Second Sight. Another import with a lot of cool swag, count me in!
Domestic Release Tuesday catalog titles next. First from Scream Factory, Dog Soldiers gets their Collector's Edition treatment, which in this case is a bunch of extras on disc, some of which are brand new.
War drama Paths of Glory, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas comes to 4K disc via Kino Lorber. David Krauss says this one is a "Must Own" release, who am I to argue that assessment?
LionsGate double-dips on Dirty Dancing which, in my opinion, a much better cover art than the previous Best Buy exclusive release.
Next week, another double-dip SteelBook but with a different cover, award winning anime, bloodsport, meow and more.
There are no blu-ray counterparts to the above 4K releases this week.
TV on disc includes Naomi: The Complete Series and Starhunter ReduX: The Complete Series.
If you have been waiting for Buck and the Preacher to hit blu-ray, Criterion Collection has got you covered. Not done there, Hotel du Nord is also available this week from Criterion.
Anime highlights include Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?! Season 3 [Premium Box Set], Kingdom - Season 3 Part 1 and My Hero Academia World Heroes' Mission which is available as a standard edition, a Walmart Exclusive Giftset and as a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook.
Formerly listed as Scorpion Releasing titles, Ronin Flix has some action for you. Choose from JCVD, Charles Bronson, and/or Chuck Norris with Death Warrant, Death Wish 3, The Delta Force and Lone Wolf McQuade.
There are multiple Universal small batch (MOD) classic film releases listed for this week which I would love to mention, but Amazon still does not have cover arts so I wonder if they will be moved to the already bloated month of September or to next week. Some of these titles were part of the Kino Film Noir box sets.
Vintage Tarzan from The Film Detective, The Tarzan Vault Collection streets this week.
Honorable Mention (?): OK, this is just too funny to pass up. Not sure what to think of it, but Amityville In Space / Amityville In The Hood (Double Feature) comes to blu-ray. Don't go in with high expectations.
First Blood 4K (Zavvi Exclusive) was getting three editions to pick from this week but they have been pushed back a month to September 26, which makes September that much harder to swallow.
Dragons Forever 4K also been pushed back to September 13. Do we need to open a home equity or second mortgage to get all the titles we want in September?
Criterion Collection's November Titles include Daisies, In the Mood for Love 4K, The Power of the Dog 4K and blu-ray, The Infernal Affairs Trilogy and Malcolm X 4K and blu-ray editions.
Steven Soderbergh's The Limey will be getting a 4K SteelBook release on October 11th via LionsGate and Best Buy.
Kino Lorber will be releasing Red Dragon to 4K later this year. With Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal already having Kino 4K releases, this is welcome news to those on the edge waiting for this release.
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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