Posted Sun Apr 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM PDT by D. LaFontaine
As the title suggests, I survived Walletmageddon, how did you fare? Yeah, I probably bought a 'few' more things than I should have, but I did so knowing this week wasn't as crazy, so it all balances out I suppose. Or at least that's what I keep telling myself.
Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 44 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of April 2nd - April 8th, as well as a look at announcements from last week.
Import Monday has one title of great interest, well, it is if you want all the Warner Classics SteelBooks coming out in the batch. Annoyingly they opted to not do The Maltese Falcon as a Best Buy Exclusive, so ya gotta import it. Remind you of something that Universal did with a certain Monsters set?
Domestic Tuesday has no new releases. Pairing with import Monday though here's what we got stateside. The Maltese Falcon gets a standard release. Cool Hand Luke comes as a standard edition and a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook. Delayed until April 18th, we would have also had a standard edition and a Best Buy SteelBook for Rebel Without a Cause this week. That all sort of fell apart a wee bit at the last minute.
Midnight Run gets a Shout Select release. Been awhile since I've seen this one, loads of fun!
One of Paramount's biggest money maker franchises finally gets the gaps filled in, I'm referring to the Star Trek: The Next Generation films. Each film gets a single title release, which include Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis. As like the previous films, you can also get all of these in a single box set as well.
Next week is all but a trickle of releases, Flashdance and The Fisher King.
Blu-ray counterparts of Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis are available this week. It is not entirely clear if these are just repackaged discs or if they're new masters.
Not exactly counterparts of the above releases, but some are contained here, WB100 packaged box sets are here. They include WB 100th 25-Film Collection: Volume One - Award Winners, WB 100th 25-Film Collection: Volume Two - Comedies, Dramas & Musicals, WB 100th 25-Film Collection: Volume Three - Fantasy, Action & Adventure and WB 100th 25-Film Collection: Volume Four - Thrillers, Sci-Fi & Horror. These sets look nice, I feel they're just part of a limited market, is it for you?
From Paramount, 2022 comedy/crime film Confess, Fletch.
Anime highlights include Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Series (25th Anniversary), available as a standard edition and as a Limited Edition, and Record of Ragnarok: Season 1.
TV on disc includes Masterpiece Sanditon: Season 3 and South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fifth Season.
File this one under special interest, Intervision/Severin Films releases Birdemic 3: Sea Eagle. Blockbuster, this is not, but it has grown a following. Not enough Birdemic, how about Wings of Disaster: The Birdemic Trilogy, which has a snazzy lenticular cover.
Honorable Mention: Kino Lorber has Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema XII available this week. It seems like only yesterday we had Volume I released.
Imprint Films' March slate will be available at Amazon U.S. Friday, titles include:
With a negative zero street date notice, Turbine Media Group has announced (and released) four Pitch Black Director's Cut 4K UHD Mediabooks last week Friday. Check out the article (with links) here.
Arrow Video has revealed their June titles. Highlights include Waterworld 4K, The Lighthouse 4K (UK import only) and Mallrats 4K.
Creed III's release date for blu-ray and 4K is May 23rd.
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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