New Releases, week of 3/2/13: Who is the Master Edition


Even though Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master didn’t do well at the 2013 Academy Awards, it will always run Bartertown in my heart. If you watched Flixist’s Google Hangout for the Oscars, you know we all expected Joaquin Phoenix to rush the stage and attack Daniel Day-Lewis during the ceremony. (Maybe next year.)

There are plenty of other big new releases this week, but none of them are The Master. (Sho nuff!) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the big Razzie winner of 2012, also hits DVD and Blu-ray today. Rounding out the batch are Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Leos Carax’s Holy Motors, the indie relationship drama The Loneliest Planet, Chicken with Plums from Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, the underwhelming Elmore Leonard adaptation Freaky Deaky, and the acclaimed documentary on AIDS How to Survive a Plague.

On the re-release side, Criterion is putting out Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin’s documentary Chronicle of a Summer as well as a Blu-ray edition of Kenji Mizoguchi’s Sansho the Bailiff. There’s also a re-issue of the film Joshua Tree from acclaimed stuntman and action director Vic Armstrong. And some more exploitation classics from Redemption Video, this time: zombies.

After the cut, this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases, and a little dose of mastery.

New Releases

500 Mph Storm (DVD, Blu-ray)

Africa (DVD, Blu-ray)

Barbie in the Pink Shoes (DVD, Blu-ray)

Bio-Slime (DVD)

Border Run (DVD, Blu-ray)

Chasing Mavericks (DVD, Blu-ray)

Chicken with Plums (DVD)

Clannad: Live at Christ Church Cathedral (DVD)

Company of Heroes (DVD, Blu-ray)

Crawl (Bloody Disgusting Selects) (DVD)

Escape Fire: Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (DVD)

The Eyes of Thailand (DVD)

Fast Girls (DVD)

Freaky Deaky (DVD)

Girls Against Boys (DVD, Blu-ray)

Holy Motors (DVD, Blu-ray)

How to Survive a Plague (DVD)

The Loneliest Planet (DVD)

Madrid 1987 (DVD)

The Master (DVD, Blu-ray)

May I Be Frank (DVD)

My Lucky Elephant (DVD)

Nobody Gets Out Alive (DVD)

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (DVD)

The Reagan Presidency (DVD)

Red Tears (DVD)

Scooby-Doo: Mask of the Blue Falcon (DVD, Blu-ray)

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (DVD, Blu-ray)

Silent Souls (DVD)

A Simple Life (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (DVD, Blu-ray)

WWE: Royal Rumble 2013 (DVD, Blu-ray)


Beyond the Clouds (DVD)

Celia : Child of Terror (DVD)

Chronicle of a Summer [Criterion Collection] (DVD, Blu-ray)

Diary of a Chambermaid (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Eagles – Farewell Live From Melbourne (Blu-ray)

House That Dripped Blood (DVD)

Iron Road (DVD)

Joshua Tree (DVD, Blu-ray)

Lady for a night (DVD, Blu-ray)

Lupin the 3rd: The Mystery of Mamo (DVD)

Midnight Movies Vol 11: Mondo Triple Feature (Mondo Cane / Mondo Cane 2 / Women of the World) (DVD)

Midnight Movies Vol 12: Shockumentary Triple Feature (Africa Blood & Guts / Goodbye Uncle Tom / Godfathers of Mondo)

Midnight Movies Vol 13: Suspense Triple Feature (Fifth Cord / Forbidden Photos / Pyjama Girl Case)

Monsieur Gangster (DVD, Blu-ray)

Monster From Bikini Beach (DVD)

A New Life (DVD, Blu-ray)

Oasis of the Zombies: Remastered Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

Plain Clothes (DVD, Blu-ray)

Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (DVD)

The Red Menace (DVD, Blu-ray)

Second Time Lucky (DVD)

She Devil (DVD, Blu-ray)

Sansho the Bailiff [Criterion Collection] (Blu-ray)

Strangers in the Night (DVD, Blu-ray)

Zombie Lake: Remastered Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)