Posted Sun Apr 16, 2023 at 12:00 PM PDT by D. LaFontaine
Whether you're looking for a Henry Fonda classic, a well known James Dean film or Al Pacino in a crime/drama, there are a fair amount of catalog titles to choose from this week.
Welcome to Volume 3 Episode 46 of our weekly release guide. A look at the highlights of what's coming to disc the week of April 16th - April 22nd, as well as a look at announcements from last week.
As mentioned above, there are no New Releases this week, but a few gems worth picking up nevertheless. Let's get through the list by boutique label.
Import Monday begins with Arrow Video's Naked Lunch. The general release is a traditional 'fat pack' as I call it, and then there is an Original Artwork Slipcase Limited Edition available via Arrow Video's site only. If you choose to hold off for the Turbine Media releases, those street on April 28th. I opted for the Jean-Baptiste Chuat artwork, anyone that knows me knows I am a traditionalist cover art kind of guy, so this is quite a deviation from the norm.
Still with Warner Bros., the animated release All-Star Superman.
Kino Lorber is next with two totally different crime dramas, first we get 12 Angry Men, a classic courtroom drama with a "Must Own" rating according to or own David Krauss.
Next up from Kino Lorber is Serpico, a biographical crime drama starring Al Pacino.
From Scream Factory, The Haunting of Julia.
Finally, from Criterion Collection, Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal.
Next week, what a RWBY / Justice League crossover looks like, (maybe) more Jackie Chan with Police Story 3, a pair of Indicator vampire flicks and more.
Blu-ray counterpart of the above titles, the region B edition of Naked Lunch.
The rest of this category is a bit slow. As far as units sold, the biggest title of the week is probably Cocaine Bear from Universal Pictures. Is it big enough to merit a 4K disc? Probably. A UK release by MediumRare Entertainment has just been announced for May 29 if you wanna wait. Also from Universal, look for Marlowe, a crime/thriller starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and Jessica Lange.
From Warner Bros, Magic Mike's Last Dance.
Just one single Anime title of mention this week, Ya Boy Kongming!: Complete Collection.
Next week's blu-ray category looks like walletmageddon all over again, even for those that pick up 4K stuff first!
The Criterion Collection has revealed their July 2023 titles, check out the article here. Sorry to achnowledge that I know none of them, and I won't pretend to based on just talent name familiarity.
As we mentioned above, Turbine Media has announced 3 different media books for David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch with a street date of April 28th. I did take one for the team by ordering an import, so a U.S. release no doubt is coming very soon.
Paramount Pictures will be releasing The Firm and Vanilla Sky to 4K disc on June 20th.
Unless things change, the Super Mario movie will be streeting June 6th to blu-ray, 4K and 4K SteelBook.
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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