|Vault Master's Pick of the Week!|
And seeing as how free time has become a precious commodity that I don't have much of these days, I've decided to streamline things a bit and focus this column entirely on new Blu-ray and 4K UHD releases. I know, I know... this is a bit of a slap in the face to the "direct-to-DVD" crowd, but for the time being there isn't much I can do about that.
With all that said, let's take a look at this week's new Blu-ray and 4K releases, of which there are plenty!
Mill Creek Entertainment delights Ultraman fans this week with their new (DVD only?!) releases of ULTRAMAN 80 and ULTRAMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, while Code Red once again teams with Kino Lorber, this time to bring THE FRENCH CONSPIRACY (aka THE ASSASSINATION) to Blu-ray disc!
Shout! Factory dropped the new post-apocalyptic film HUNTERS to Blu-ray, along with some great animated offerings including Laika's KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS & PARANORMAN, as well as a limited edition steelbook of the anime classic PERFECT BLUE! Meanwhile our pals at Arrow Video have released the wonderful new COLD WAR CREATURES: FOUR FILMS FROM SAM KATZMAN limited edition boxed set, which contains HD transfers, and a plethora of extras, for CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN, THE WEREWOLF, ZOMBIES OF MORA TAU, and THE GIANT CLAW!
Scream Factory released a new fright flick called MASQUERADE, but our choice pick of this week is easily their new Collector's Edition release of Jack Sholder's ALONE IN THE DARK! Long out of print, this overlooked 80s slasher classic makes its big Blu-ray debut with a new 2K transfer and a variety of new and archival bonus features! While there is currently a delay on getting this disc out to everyone that pre-ordered a copy, before this month is through we should all have our ALONE IN THE DARK Blu-rays in hand!
There's a smattering of other new titles out on Blu-ray and 4K UHD from various other companies (e.g. Epic Pictures, Kino Lorber Studio Classics, Funimation) this week. To see the full foster, just continue scrolling!
NEW TO 4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (4K UHD - Paramount)
The Shawshank Redemption (4K UHD - Warner Bros.)
NEW TO BLU-RAY
Alone in the Dark (1982 - Collector's Edition - Scream Factory)
Arabesque (Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Black Clover: Season 3, Part 5 (Funimation)
Black Clover: Season 3, Part 5 (w/ art book - Funimation)
Bluebeard (aka Landru - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Blue Panther (aka Marie-Chantal vs. Doctor Ka - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Cold War Creatures: Four Films from Sam Katzman (Limited Edition - Arrow Video)
The Devil in Maddalena (One 7 Movies)
Eli Roth's History of Horror: Season 2 (AMC)
The French Conspiracy (aka The Assassination - Code Red/Kino Lorber)
The Highlander (Lionsgate/Studiocanal)
Howling Village (Epic Pictures)
Hunters (Shout! Factory)
Kubo and the Two-Strings (Shout! Factory)
Magical Girl Site: Complete Collection (Section 23)
Masquerade (1965 - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
Masquerade (2021 - Scream Factory)
ParaNorman (Shout! Factory)
Perfect Blue (Limited Edition Steelbook - Shout! Factory)
Rififi in Paris (aka The Upper Hand - Kino Lorber Studio Classics)
NEW TO DVD
The Ultraman: The Complete Animated Series (Mill Creek Entertainment - DVD only)
Ultraman 80: The Complete Series (Mill Creek Entertainment - DVD only)