Posted Sun Jun 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM PDT by D. LaFontaine
Ever had one of those days where it feels like absolutely nothing went right and you had to seek a course correction, pronto? Yeah, that was me earlier last week. If you decide to watch a movie to get out of that 'zone,' I would suggest one you had already seen, otherwise what's happening on the screen might drive that feeling even deeper as the antagonist gets on your nerves. I'm lucky my day wasn't 100% sour because it it was, my TV or disc player would have exploded. Reminds me of the opening act in Amazon Women on the Moon actually, hee hee.
Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 6 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.
It's a Dumbledorey kind of day with three releases of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. This makes the third film of the series (with five planned total). Absent from this release is a 4K release from Target, but we do see a standard release, a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook and an over-the-top gift set from Walmart. The latter is in similar style as The Batman gift set from last month.
From Arrow Video, after it looked like the only option was an import, True Romance hits U.S. stores. This being a limited edition, it comes available as a Standard limited, a Limited SteelBook and a Deluxe Limited SteelBook. Expect, no doubt, a standard edition in six months for fans that just want the movie with nothing fancy.
And last but not least, two priced-to-move titles from Kino Lorber. First, a comdy/crime film titled Out of Sight starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez and directed by Steven Soderbergh. And second, an early work of director Stanley Kubrick titled Killer's Kiss. Don't expect 2001 or The Shining, but do expect an insight of what Kubrick was like early on. Read David's review for the details.
Next week, two new releases, a pair of Criterion releases and Tom Cruise.
If you thought there was going to be a little bit of a break in this category, your thoughts were a bit faulty. Actually, this week is the busiest week of the month of June.
What we do every week first is mention the blu-ray counterparts of the above releases. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore gets a standard release, a Target Exclusive 'art' edition and a Walmart Exclusive Gift Set, very similar to the 4K set above. If you somehow missed out on the franchise, a 3-Film Collection is also available. True Romance gets a Limited Edition blu-ray release as well. Not to be left out, Out of Sight gets the Kino blu-ray treatment too.
From Universal, Firestarter (2022) comes to home video. Is it just me or does Blumhouse have something against 4K disc? Or was this just not a good movie?
Sony Pictures releases the 2021 drama/romance Mothering Sunday.
Criterion Collection presents 1972's Pink Flamingos. Matthew describes it as the 'most controversial and grotesque films to be inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry,' check out his review. Criterion also has a foreign comedy/romance titled The Worst Person in the World this week as well.
Anime highlights are just a few, Kekkaishi - The Complete Series, Life Lessons with Uramichi Oniisan - The Complete Season, Sgt. Frog: The Complete Second Season and Urusei Yatsura The Movie 4: Lum The Forever.
Individual discs for the original six Star Trek Movies are in the works as well as a 6-film collection. One would guess this fall sounds about right for a release time frame, no doubt to coincide with the updated extended release for The Motion Picture. It was mentioned on The Bits that Star Trek: First Contact was streaming in 4K, so no doubt those films will be coming to 4K disc towards the end of the year.
Kino Lorber will be releasing Indecent Proposal to 4K disc on September 27.
The 4400: The Complete Series will be getting a blu-ray release by CBS/Paramount on July 26th.
Summer is getting pretty crowded if you're in to 4K discs and TV series, best of luck keeping up!
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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