Posted Sun May 21, 2023 at 09:00 AM PDT by D. LaFontaine
From the 'fury' of the gods to the latest Creed, or maybe even an import, I think this week has at least one movie for everyone.
Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 51 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of May 21st - May 27th, as well as a look at announcements from last week.
The week begins with Import Monday and Arrow Video's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Limited Edition). If I were to take one for the team and order it, it would most certainly be a guarantee that Criterion Collection would announce the domestic 4K of this within 5 minutes of my shipping notice. I just have that kind of effect on the home video market.
Domestic Tuesday New Releases are dominated by Warner Bros and they start with Creed III, which is available as a standard edition and as a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook.
The sequel, Shazam! Fury of the Gods has three options to ponder, the standard edition, a Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook with a pretty bad-ass cover art, and a Walmart Exclusive that has some pretty tight imagery as well. Still missing from the 4K exclusives field as you have probably noticed is Target, they apparently have decided to take a step backwards and support the previous format.
Catalog titles: From Scream Factory, Brotherhood Of The Wolf.
Double-dips of sort, Crank gets a new SteelBook @ Best Buy and The Running Man gets a standard case release.
Next week looks like it's going to sting just a little bit, there are 16 skus domestically including the latest D&D movie, Adam Driver in '65,' some anime, and a few catalog titles get a 4K upgrade.
As we do every week, let's get the fresh blu-ray counterparts for any of the above titles listed first. Creed III gets a single release as well as a 3-film collection, almost an echo, Shazam! Fury of the Gods gets a single release, a Target Exclusive blu-ray edition that I would have considered if it was a 4K, and a 2-film collection is also an option.
The rest of the category is a bit slow though. I guess it's to save a bit of dough in preparation for next week.
From Vertical Entertainment, thriller Last Sentinel.
Anime highlights include DATE A LIVE IV - The Complete Season, Majestic Prince: The Complete Series and Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs - Season 1.
Criterion Collection has drama/fantasy Petite Maman this week.
TV on disc this week has one title, Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Complete Series.
Honorable mention: Fans of the original film should recognize it, V/H/S/99 comes out this week via RLJ/Shudder Originals.
Although there were a handful of announcements, they have been onesie twosie sort of announcements, and may not have a wide appeal, so we will keep this section brief this week.
Criterion Collection's August Slate has been announced, do check it out.
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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