Posted Sun Jul 31, 2022 at 12:00 PM PDT by D. LaFontaine
What a difference a week makes. I could be referring to the weather, or disc releases, or both. It actually fits both scenarios. Enter the month of August...
Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 11 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 no imports to announce and there are no new releases in this category, but there are two decent catalog titles.
First, from Arrow Video, a most interesting Horror/Sci-Fi flick from 1990, Flatliners. A well known director and an all-star cast, with the Arrow Video treatment, sounds like a winner?
This next one is actually an Arrow Video release in the UK, but this side of the pond it's partner label Synapse Films. What I'm referring to is the next logical Dario Argento release, Tenebrae. This one has two options, a regular retail release, and an Exclusive Edition, which we've linked to DiabolikDVD.
Next week, a blue video game character sequel, a Michael Mann masterpiece, something you do to a car, and more!
As indicated from last week, we get a little bit of breathing room as we anticipate a huge increase in volume of titles.
The blu-ray counterpart of Flatliners as also available this week from Arrow Video.
The comedy/crime category usually is a lot of fun, Kino Lorber has 1987's Catch the Heat this week. And how about some Chuck Norris action with a trio of films, A Force of One, Good Guys Wear Black and The Octagon. What interesting facts do you know about Chuck Norris? Here's one: The day Chuck Norris was born was the same day Adolf Hitler ended his own life, coincidence?
Shout Select release Last Days In The Desert streets this week.
Handful of anime titles worthy of mention, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - The Complete Series, One Piece - Collection 30 and SHIKIZAKURA - Complete Collection.
Bruce Willis is the bad guy in White Elephant from RLJ/Image Entertainment.
Import Friday this week means Imprint Films' July titles:
Nope (Jordan Peele) is already listed for preorder as 4K and blu-ray editions on Amazon. The movie poster of a floating horse is intriguing.
Poltergeist and The Lost Boys have been confirmed for 4K releases in September. They will be available as Best Buy Exclusive SteelBooks and Standard Edition releases.
Lightyear has a confirmed street date of September 13th from Disney, no doubt in a bunch of the usual variations.
I think the studios should have been working on October, with September already being so crowded.
Arrow Video's October slate includes The Count Yorga Collection, Gothic Fantastico: Four Italian Tales of Terror and Two Witches. For the UK, there's a pair of Videodrome 4K releases and Take Back the Night on blu-ray. Videodrome is likely still leased to Criterion Collection in the US, meaning if you want a deluxe release, opt for the import. You could wait and see if Criterion will be offering it in some (yet to be announced) elaborate version, but as of yet, they are sticking to just the meat and potatoes releases.
It has been leaked (rumor mill at this time) that Wargames is getting a 4K release from Shout! Factory this December.
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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