Posted Sun May 28, 2023 at 09:00 AM PDT by D. LaFontaine
Ah yes, what it feels like to go broke. 65, D&D, Violet Evergarden, Criterion, Arrow Video all beckoning. A relatively busy 4K Tuesday and a pretty large blu-ray slate too. Thieves with honor that are not Robin Hood, hmmmmm.
Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 52 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of May 28th - June 3rd, as well as a look at announcements from last week.
New releases first. We have moved the Cocaine Bear 4K UK import to 'Postponed' as it still seems unavailable to order, despite having a Monday release date. So, on to domestic Tuesday releases.
From Sony Pictures, 65 with Adam Driver. The premise gives me a bit of a Planet of the Apes vibe, but having never seen it, I'm probably wrong.
From Arrow Video, The Last Starfighter debuts to 4K disc. Memories of playing the video game on the Atari computer come out for this one.
Classic Film-Noir The Night of the Hunter comes to us via Kino Lorber.
'Paramount Presents' release The Nutty Professor (1963) also dons a 4K disc this week. Oh that Jerry Lewis!
Severin Films also plays the 4K game this week with Drowning by Numbers.
Thelma & Louise gets the Criterion Collection treatment this week.
If you purchase direct from their site, Vinegar Syndrome's releases of A Blade in the Dark and Showgirls come out this week. If you prefer to wait for a different merchant, it's probably going to be two months.
In the double-dip category, Sony Pictures follows their standard playbook and upgrades Cliffhanger from HDR10 to Dolby Vision, with a SteelBook instead of a regular case. And Paramount releases another mega-set, Transformers Limited Edition 6-Movie Collection [SteelBook], no doubt to tie in with the latest upcoming Tranformers Beast Wars film.
Just for reference, next week has a bunch of double-dipping, but we do get another Criterion Collection release and the anticipated Super Mario Bros. Movie.
Blu-ray counterparts of the above releases: Sony releases 65, Paramount releases Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, anime Violet Evergarden: The Movie from Crunchyroll, Thelma & Louise from Criterion and Drowning by Numbers from Severin.
From the Warner Archive Collection, The Boy with Green Hair, The Courtship of Eddie's Father, Hey There, It's Yogi Bear, King Solomon's Mines (1950), Looney Tunes Collector's Choice: Volume 1 and Queen Christina.
A 2023 drama from Warner Bros titled A Good Person.
Severin Films releases Danza Macabra Vol. One: The Italian Gothic Collection, a rather handsome looking box set if I do say so myself.
Collectors of Kino Lorber's Film-Noir box sets should be looking for Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema XIV this week.
One word: AVATAR - all other news is very small by comparision. Avatar is finally getting a 4K release and Avatar: The Way of Water is getting 4K, blu-ray and 3D blu-ray releases on June 20th. Don't forget all the retailer exclusives as well. Check out the news story here!
Universal will be releasing Les Misérables (2012) and Battlestar Galactica: The Movie to 4K disc July 11. Jaws 2 will be available on July 4th, if you want the SteelBook/giftset this time though, you have to import it.
Rio Bravo and East of Eden will both be available on 4K disc from Warner Bros on July 18.
Arrow Video's August titles include Unman, Wittering and Zigo, New Fist of Fury, The Last House on the Left 4K and Weird Science 4K. The UK will also see Time Bandits on 4K, but the Criterion release is coming June 13th. The UK release has a little bit of swag if that is more appealing to you.
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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