New Releases, week of 10/19/13: Jaeger Bomb Edition


Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim hits stores today, meaning the movie may turn a decent profit yet on top of the Chinese box office returns. By far, this is the biggest new release this week, with The Heat starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy and the remake of Maniac starring Elijah Wood being the other two notable new releases we’ve seen. Also worth looking into are Johnnie To’s critically acclaimed Drug War and the Danish thriller A Hijacking, which is apparently a fine film about Somali piracy a la Captain Phillips. There’s also Birdemic 2: The Resurrection if you’re into that kind of thing.

On the re-release side, the Criterion Collection is putting out a Blu-ray of Georges Franju’s wonderful Eyes Without a Face, there’s a Blu-ray out for Robert Wise’s chilling 1963 horror classic The Haunting, Kino is issuing out a remastered edition of Orson Welles’ The Stranger, there’s a Blu-ray version of Slap Shot, and a whole lot of two-packs, three-packs, four-packs, and ten-packs.

After the cut, the week’s DVD and Blu-rays, as well as some tunes for you goons. I’ve been on a J. Robbins kick lately, so enjoy some Burning Airlines and Jawbox.

Burning Airlines - Outside The Aviary

New Releases

Abducted (DVD)

Alone for Christmas (DVD)

Babysitter Massacre (DVD)

Birdemic 2: The Resurrection (DVD)

The Black Dahlia Haunting (DVD, Blu-ray)

Cannibal Diner (DVD)

Chennai Express (DVD)

Cinco De Mayo: La Batalla (DVD)

The Colony (DVD, Blu-ray)

Come Dance With Me (DVD)

Crossland (DVD)

Drug War (DVD, Blu-ray)

Embrace of the Vampire (DVD, Blu-ray)

Exploding Sun (DVD, Blu-ray)

Flowers for Fannie (DVD)

Flying Colors – Live in Europe (DVD, Blu-ray)

Halloween: A Night In The Graveyard (DVD)

The Harbinger Decoded (DVD)

Hate Crime (DVD)

The Heat (DVD, Blu-ray)

A Hijacking (DVD, Blu-ray)

Hitched for the Holidays (DVD)

Home for Christmas: A Golden Christmas 3 (DVD)

Hope for Hurting Hearts (DVD)

Jack O Slasher (DVD)

Jason Aldean – Night Train to Georgia (DVD)

Joe Cocker – Fire It Up: Live (DVD)

Jug Face (DVD, Blu-ray)

Kevin Hart – Let Me Explain (DVD, Blu-ray)

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness – The Scorpion Sting (DVD)

Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade (DVD)

Maniac (DVD, Blu-ray)

Merry In-Laws (DVD)

Monsters Vs Aliens: Cloning Around (DVD)

Murder University (DVD)

My Stepbrother Is A Vampire!?! (DVD)

Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction (DVD)

Pacific Rim (DVD, Blu-ray)

Pilgrim Song – Passenger Pigeons (DVD)

Plush (DVD)

Shrek the Musical (DVD, Blu-ray)

Terrible Angels (DVD)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Beginning (Blu-ray)

ThanksKilling 3 (DVD)

To Jennifer (DVD)

Unlucky Charms (DVD)

WWE: Payback 2013 (Blu-ray)

Burning Airlines - Pacific 231


3 Days of the Condor | All the Presidents Men (Blu-ray)

4 Film Favorites: Buddies & Badges Collection (Rush Hour | Cop Out | Lethal Weapon: Director’s Cut | Tango & Cash) (DVD)

4 Film Favorites: Liam Neeson (K-19: The Widowmaker | The Haunting | Clash Of The Titans | Unknown) (DVD)

4 Film Favorites: Morgan Freeman (Along Came A Spider | Kiss The Girls | Seven | The Shawshank Redemption) (DVD)

4 Film Favorites: Samuel L Jackson (Black Snake Moan | Snakes on a Plane | The Negotiator | Rules of Engagement) (DVD)

American Gore Stories Vol 3: Redneck Psychopaths In The Last Farmhouse On The Left (Dead Body Man 1 | Dead Body Man 2 | Dead Body Man 3 | Aspiring Psychopath) (DVD)

Attack Of The B’s (Eegah! | The Amazing Transparent Man | Devil Girl From Mars | They Came from Beyond Space | Attack of the Giant Leeches | Rocketship X-M | Teenagers Outer Space | Bucket of Blood | I Bury the Living | Santa Claus Conquers Martians | Killer Shrews | Tormented | Spider Baby | The Devil’s Hand | Wasp Woman | Plan 9 from Outer Space | Little Shop Of Horrors | The Brain That Wouldn’t Die) (Blu-ray)

Aviator | Shutter Island (DVD)

Back to the Future (DVD)

Backdraft (Blu-ray)

Black Sabbath (DVD)

Black Sunday | Marathon Man (DVD)

Blood Moon Rising: Lucy’s Revenge (DVD, Blu-ray)

Braveheart | Alexander Revisited (Blu-ray)

Brick City (DVD)

Cancel Christmas (DVD)

Change of Habit (DVD)

Christmas Magic (DVD)

A Christmas Proposal (DVD)

Christopher Nolan Collection (Memento | Insomnia | Batman Begins | The Dark Knight | Inception | The Dark Knight Rises) (Blu-ray)

Cinderella Man (Blu-ray)

Dark Shadows | Sleepy Hollow (Blu-ray)

DC Superheroes Movies 3-Pack (Batman: Gotham Knight | Green Lantern: Emerald Knights | Superman Animated Series: A Little Piece of Home) (DVD)

The Deer Hunter (DVD)

Dreamgirls | Sparkle (Blu-ray)

The Eagle Has Landed (Collector’s Edition) (DVD, Blu-ray)

Embrace of the Vampire (DVD, Blu-ray)

Erin Brockovich (DVD)

Eyes Without a Face [Criterion Collection] (Blu-ray)

Faith & Family Holiday Movie 10-Pack (The Christmas Shoes | The Christmas Blessing | The Christmas Hope | The Christmas Box | Christmas Comes Home To Canaan | A Christmas Visitor | Christmas in Canaan | The Christmas Pageant | Gift of the Magi | The Christmas Choir) (DVD)

Family Fun Holiday Collection Movie 10 Pack (A Golden Christmas | A Golden Christmas: The Second Tail | The Santa Incident | The Santa Trap | Annie Claus is Coming to Town | Night They Saved Christmas | The Night Before The Night Before Christmas | The Boy Who Saved Christmas | The Elf Who Didn’t Believe | Santa with Muscles) (DVD)

The Fast & the Furious (Blu-ray)

Fletch (Blu-ray)

Flower Drum Song (DVD)

Graveyard Shift | Silver Bullet (DVD)

Grindhouse Double Feature – Deadly Culture and V-World Matrix (Blu-ray)

Hallmark Holiday Collection Movie 4 Pack (Trading Christmas | Lucky Christmas | Case For Christmas | National Tree)

The Haunting (Blu-ray)

High Plains Drifter (Blu-ray)

The Hitch-Hiker: Kino Classics Remastered Edition (Blu-ray)

Holiday Romance Collection Movie 10 Pack (A Christmas Kiss | Holiday Engagement | The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year | Moonlight & Mistletoe | Three Wise Women | An Old Fashioned Christmas | Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus | A Boyfriend for Christmas | Mrs. Santa Claus | A Carol Christmas) (DVD)

In the Mouth of Madness (Blu-ray)

Ingenious (DVD)

It’s Love Again (DVD)

Jack Black: Triple Feature (Nacho Libre | School of Rock | Tropic Thunder) (DVD)

King Kong 33 | King Kong 76 (DVD)

Les Miserables (1978) (DVD)

The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus | Opus n’ Bill in a Wish for Wings That Work Holiday Double Feature (DVD)

Love Actually (10th Anniversary Edition) (DVD, Blu-ray)

Mark Wahlberg: Triple Feature (The Fighter | Shooter | Four Brothers) (Blu-ray)

Michael Douglas: Triple Feature (Fatal Atttraction | Disclosure | A Perfect Murder) (Blu-ray)

Mistletoe Over Manhattan (DVD)

Mother Truckers: The Convoy Collection 2 (The CB Hustlers | Queens of the Road | Trucker’s Woman) (DVD)

Night Tide: Remastered Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

Notting Hill (Blu-ray)

Orson Welles’ The Stranger: Kino Classics Remastered Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

Pet Semetary | Pet Semetary 2 (DVD)

Pride & Prejudice (Blu-ray)

Sailing Along (DVD)

The Santa Suit (DVD)

The Savage Bees (DVD)

Slap Shot (Blu-ray)

Stalker (DVD)

TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends – Barbara Stanwyck (Baby Face | Annie Oakley | My Reputation | East Side, West Side) (DVD)

TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends – Gary Cooper (Sergeant York | The Fountainhead | Friendly Persuasion | Love in the Afternoon) (DVD)

To Kill a Mockingbird (DVD, Blu-ray)

Tom & Jerry Movies 3-Pack (Tom and Jerry The Movie | Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars | Tom and Jerry The Fast and the Furry) (DVD)

Tom Cruise: Triple Feature (Collateral | Days Of Thunder | The Firm) (Blu-ray)

The Town Christmas Forgot (DVD)

Troy | Gladiator (DVD)

Wanted (Blu-ray)

Weird Science (DVD, Blu-ray)

Western Film Collection – Movies 4 You (Gunslinger | Man of the East | Pioneer Woman | Yuma) (DVD)

Witchboard 2: Devil’s Doorway (DVD, Blu-ray)

Women In Prison Collection (The Tortured Angels | Escape From Women’s Prison | Women’s Camp) (DVD)

Zombie Triple Feature (Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies | Zombie Apocalypse | Rise Of The Zombies) (DVD)

BONUS: The Secret Best Billy Idol Song

Billy Idol - Eyes Without A Face (Official Music Video)

Hubert Vigilla
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