Posted Sun May 7, 2023 at 09:00 AM PDT by D. LaFontaine
From Superman to M. Night Shyamalan, there are a few 4K choices this week. Which iteration of Superman are you buying this week, or did you import the singles? As far as blu-ray, a few more than last week, but still kind of below average by volume. The Summer Movie Season is just a couple of weeks away, which film will you be anxiously awaiting a home release for?
Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 49 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of May 7th - May 13th, as well as a look at announcements from last week.
Just a couple of skus this week, but I'm sure most of us will be buying at least one of them.
New title first, M. Night Shyamalan's Knock at the Cabin gets two options, a standard edition and a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook.
On to catalog titles starting with Criterion Collection, bringing us Japanese Cinema with Branded to Kill.
Warner Bros. gives us another box set with Superman: 5-Film Collection, which includes Superman 1-4, with two cuts of Superman II. This set is available as a standard edition and as an Amazon Exclusive SteelBook set (which currently shows sold out).
Next week a trio of Ant-Man releases, Star Trek SteelBook, the original Longest Yard and more.
Only one Blu-ray counterpart this week, Knock at the Cabin.
If you did not pick up the 4K/blu-ray combo pack a few weeks ago, MPI Media Group this week has All Quiet on the Western Front on blu-ray. Kind of odd to split the releases, but I'm sure they have their reasons.
TV on disc includes NCIS Hawaii: Season One and Yellowstone: Season 5 Part 1.
Anime highlights include Aoashi - Season 1 Part 1, The Demon Girl Next Door - Season 2 Complete Collection, Restaurant to Another World: Season 2, which is available as a standard edition and as a limited edition and Unicorn Wars. The last title does not have an English dub which is too bad, if it did I would likely pick it up.
Want some martial arts action? Arrow has Hand of Death and Shout Factory has The Tiger Cage Collection.
Sandpiper Pictures, best known for reissuing of out of print Twilight Time releases, offering Absolute Beginners and I Could Go On Singing this week.
Worthy of mention. Having not seen it, just letting our readers know that Children of the Corn (2020) debuts on blu-ray this week. I have questions on this. Is it a remake? Is it borrowing the name only? Is it enjoyable on its own?
Some of the Shout/Scream Factory July releases have been revealed. For 4K they are World War Z, Upgrade, The Burning, Cult of Chucky, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky and Curse of Chucky. For blu-ray so far, Team America: World Police.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has an official street date of May 30th.
John Wick Chapter 4 has a street date of June 13. That one has a plethora of retailer exclusives.
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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