Posted Sun Mar 5, 2023 at 12:00 PM PST by D. LaFontaine
Harrison Ford, Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, oh my! Sprinkle in some Joan Crawford and it's a quality week. After last week, it's time to catch a breath and prepare ourselves for the next wave. At this point it looks like April is lining up to be another huge month.
Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 41 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of March 5th - March 11th, as well as a look at announcements from last week.
There are zero, none, nada, zilch new releases this week. Brand new to 4K though is Mildred Pierce (1945), a classic melodrama crime mystery starring Joan Crawford, brought to us via Criterion.
Sony reissues a pair of 4Ks as SteelBooks, and just like before, a Dolby Vision upgrade on each release. First, Air Force One, the action/thriller starring Harrison Ford. And second, The Mask of Zorro starring Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Closing out the category, I did mention Best Buy was spacing out their Rocky SteelBooks over 4 weeks, this week you can get Rocky II.
Next week, the next Rocky, a hard to get out of print film debuts to 4K and one of director Walter Hill's finest.
There are no blu-ray counterparts of the above titles releasing this week. Let's just get to the highlights for the rest of the category.
New drama release from Universal with Women Talking.
The Warner Archive has drama/romance Camille starring and Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor (I). Also this week look for a bipoic about Broadway star Lillian Roth with I'll Cry Tomorrow, starring Susan Hayward.
Who doesn't want a Christmas movie in March? RLJ & Shudder Originals has Christmas Bloody Christmas this week. Another Christmas movie with Santa on a killing spree, worth a look I s'pose.
Horror release The House That Screamed comes via Arrow Video (previously released by Scream Factory).
Anime highlights include Heaven Official's Blessing - Season 1, which comes in a Standard Edition and as a Limited Edition, and Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation - Season 1 Part 2.
Honorable Mention: This one goes out to those that want everything Cecil B. DeMille, Kino Lorber releases The Crusades this week.
Warner Bros. has officially detailed the Superman 5-Film Collection for 4K release on April 18th. What you get is Superman I - IV, with two cuts of Superman II. Amazon also is offering the collection as a SteelBook set.
Sandpiper Pictures has added several more blu-ray titles to their April 25th slate, they are The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, The Fantasticks, Kid Galahad and Stanley & Iris. The latter three were all previously available on the Twilight Time label.
Shout! Factory has revealed several titles for May, in no particular order they are Conquest Of Space / I Married A Monster From Outer Space (Double Feature), The Morning After (1986), The Tiger Cage Collection, Skyline 4K, Brotherhood Of The Wolf 4K, Highwaymen and The Haunting 4K. This seems a little light to me, I really would't be surprised to see more titles added in the next week or so, definitely some Anime.
Paramount will be releasing Deep Impact to 4K disc on May 2nd.
LionsGate is releasing The Man Who Fell to Earth to 4K Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook on April 25th.
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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