Posted Sun Jul 10, 2022 at 12:00 PM PDT by D. LaFontaine
Amazon Prime 'Day' is this week, specifically Tuesday the 12th and Wednesday the 13th. We ask of you just one little favor before you venture over there to start your shopping spree... start your spree by clicking the Amazon Logo at the bottom of this page or by following this link. It won't cost you anything extra to do so, but what it does for us is greatly appreciated as it helps keep this operation running a little longer. For the first time that I can remember of a Prime Day event, I am on vacation, so no sneaking a peek throughout the day from the break room at work on my phone, it's full on easy chair at a desktop computer. I wonder if their various competitors will do anything special this week.
Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 8 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.
This week is offering us a bit of a break in this category, maybe to save for the rest of the month, or the Prime Days sale?
First up from LionsGate, if you are looking at getting Angel Heart, it will involve a trip to Best Buy or online as it is an exclusive SteelBook. This one originally got released back in the day as an X-Rated film. Consider this though, when the NC17 rating came out, if a movie had 20 f-bombs it probably got said rating. Having not seen this one in years, I cannot honestly recall how much 'skin' or violence there was in it, but it could not have been *that* bad or I would have remembered it.
The Criterion Collection's next 4K entry comes out this week, Raging Bull which stars Robert De Niro and is directed by Martin Scorsese. I heard this one had also won a few awards (I'm joking about the "I heard" part, of course it won a few awards).
Lastly, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom gets a new SteelBook design general release.
From the list above, Criterion Collection is releasing Raging Bull on blu-ray as well this week.
Sticking with Criterion let's also look for Summertime, a drama romance starring Katharine Hepburn.
TV on disc from Warner Bros, look for Batwoman: The Third and Final Season. This series was troubled from the start when it had to change the lead character, but they did manage to pull it off.
Been awhile since we have heard from The Warner Archive Collection, The Frisco Kid gets a release this week.
Paramount's got more catalog releases to ponder, Bébé's Kids, Domestic Disturbance, Down to Earth, Georgia Rule and Leap of Faith. Side Note: Galaxy Quest has quietly changed from a SteelBook release to just a reissue release. For a new release from Paramount, Star Trek: Lower Decks - Season Two comes to blu-ray.
Via the Paramount Presents label, comedy/crime Rough Cut starring Burt Reynolds and directed by Don Siegel.
Be it LionsGate or partner label Vertical Entertainment, there's always a weekly release. This week we get action films Black Site from Vertical and then from LionsGate we are greeted with Wolf Hound.
The corrected version of The Beatles: Get Back hits stores this week, we've provided a Best Buy link as Amazon is still in the holding pattern.
Light week for anime, here's the highlights; The Duke of Death and His Maid - Season 1, Hortensia SAGA - The Complete Season, Pompo The Cinephile, RahXephon - Complete Collection and The World Ends with You - The Animation.
Honorable mentions: For the first time on blu-ray, The Last Broadcast is being offered up by 101 Films, and this one has a fair amount of special features to boot.
And from Shout! Factory, The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Series should keep you occupied for awhile.
September is going to be a very trying month for some of us. Do we need to eat or should we tighten the belt and pick up a new release? Oodles of announcements for September, read on for the highlights...
Star Trek, or should I say, all of the Star Trek movies featuring the original cast. The Motion Picture with the remastered, extended cut, Star Trek V and VI, the latter includes both cuts, and a complete six-film collection which includes everything new up until now, all with a street date of September 6th. Read the article here. A blu-ray release of The Motion Picture extended cut is also scheduled for the 6th.
All the various Shout! Factory labels are beginning to offer up their September slate, 4K titles include Old Henry, Evil Dead (2013), Platoon, The Fog (standard and SteelBook) and Army of Darkness (standard and SteelBook). For blu-ray so far, Spitfire Over Berlin, Post Mortem and Cool World. No GKIDS titles have been revealed yet.
Warner Bros has finally revealed the 4K release of Batman: The Long Halloween, with a Sep 20 release date. As mentioned before, when the 4K comes out it will include parts 1 & 2. Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons is on track to get blu-ray and 4K discs on Oct 18.
Listed on Amazon but not announced yet, Paramount will be releasing War of the Worlds 4K / When Worlds Collide on Sep 27. Let's make sure we are clear, the first movie is a 4K, the 2nd is a blu-ray.
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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