Posted Sun Dec 24, 2023 at 09:00 AM PST by D. LaFontaine
If it is your thing, Merry Christmas! Perhaps you have already celebrated your respective holidays. Either way, this is the last full week of the calendar year and the release calendar is slowing down significantly. Like, VERY significantly.
Welcome to Volume 4 Episode 30 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of December 24th - December 30th, as well as a look at announcements from last week.
Leading off the week, with the best title of the category, The Man In The Iron Mask gets a 4k Shout Select release. I think most of us know Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons and John Malkovich, right?
If I posted a smaller cover art for the same movie, would that help understand how few titles there are this week? Yeah, probably not. Next week Criterion holds the gauntlet for having the only release of the week, a small hint, it resembles the name of the store clerk's name in The Simpsons.
Blu-ray counterparts of the above 4K releases include. N o t h i n g, n a d a, z i l c h.
New(ish) Western from Sony Pictures with Nicolas Cage, Butcher's Crossing.
Anime highlights include Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution: Movie 3, Fist of the North Star: The Legend of the True Savior - Legend of Raoh: Chapter of Fierce Fight and Overman King-Gainer: The Complete Series.
From 88 Films and currently on the revised schedule to release Tuesday, The Inspector Wears Skirts, a martial arts action film. The sequel has been announced for a March release date.
Time to upgrade that DVD of your for some 90s Bruce Willis action with Last Man Standing.
Given the holiday frame studios and labels start to go quiet ahead of Christmas so there wasn't anything really "new" announced we didn't already see coming the weeks ahead.
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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