New Releases, week of 3/23/13: Les Little People Edition


Back from warm and awful nice Austin to the cold, jerk-filled New York and what do I see? Lots of major releases out this week on DVD and Blu-ray. (Worst thing about Austin by the way: limited free wifi at the airport. Damn you, Boingo.)

Some of the high-profile new releases this week include The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Les Misérables, Zero Dark Thirty, This is 40, and Bachelorette. Also worth noting, the Marion Cotillard film Rust and Bone and the Tony Leung film The Great Magician — one involves a magician and the other involves a tragic killer whale accident, and I’ll let you guess which is which. (Somehow I did not make the latter up.)

On the re-release front, two bona fide classics from Criterion: Terrence Malick’s Badlands and Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger’s The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. The UK monster movie Gorgo (basically a British Godzilla riff) is also getting a special reissue this week, and the same goes for Porky’s, the quintessential teen sex comedy of the 80s. The thing I’m most interested in on the re-release side is actually Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann. I know I’ve seen that box art before in video stores, now I finally get the see the movie.

Check out the new stuff after the cut, and enjoy some Hobbity music while you’re there.

The Hobbit (1977) Soundtrack (OST) - 02. In the Valley, Ha! Ha!

New Releases

23 Minutes to Sunrise (DVD)

24-Hour Love (DVD)

Adventures in Appletown (DVD)

All Together (DVD)

Angus Buchan’s Ordinary People (DVD)

Bachelorette (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Big Picture (DVD, Blu-ray)

Cyber Stalker (DVD)

Dark Feed (DVD)

Face to Face (DVD)

Falling Uphill (DVD)

Frontline: The Education of Michelle Rhee (DVD)

Ghost Storm (DVD)

The Girl (DVD)

The Great Magician (DVD, Blu-ray)

Hellgate (DVD)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (DVD, Blu-ray)

Illegal (DVD)

Les Misérables (DVD, Blu-ray)

Love For Levon (DVD, Blu-ray)

Molly’s Girl (DVD)

New Hurricane Polymar (DVD)

Nova: Decoding Neanderthals (DVD)

O.A.R. – Live on Red Rocks (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Other Son (DVD, Blu-ray)

Price Check (DVD)

Rust and Bone (DVD, Blu-ray)

Shadow People (DVD, Blu-ray)

Soul Food Junkies (DVD)

Straight A’s (DVD, Blu-ray)

Strange Frame (DVD)

This Is 40 (DVD, Blu-ray)

Thor: Legend of the Magical Hammer (DVD)

WWE: Elimination Chamber 2013 (DVD)

Zero Dark Thirty (DVD, Blu-ray)

Where there's a whip, there's a way!


4 Minutes (DVD)

Action Packed Movie Marathon (Cyclone | Alienator | Eye Of The Tiger | Exterminator 2) (DVD)

The Athlete (DVD)

Daniel Day-Lewis: Triple Feature (How Many Miles to Babylon? | The Insurance Man | Dangerous Corner) (DVD)

Badlands [Criterion Collection] (DVD, Blu-ray)

Edgar Wallace Collection Vol.1 : Mad Executioners (DVD)

Edgar Wallace Collection Vol.2: Curse of the Yellow Snake (DVD)

Gorgo: Ultimate Collector’s Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

Grave of the Vampire (DVD)

Jackie Chan: Beginnings – The Killer Meteors | New Fist Of Fury (DVD)

The Jitters (DVD)

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp [Criterion Collection] (DVD, Blu-ray)

Miles Davis – Live at Montreux 1991 (DVD, Blu-ray)

MVP: Most Valuable Primate DVD)

My Brother Jonathan (DVD)

Nanook of the North, The Wedding of Palo, and Other Films of Arctic Life (Blu-ray)

On Approval (Blu-ray)

Porky’s (Blu-ray)

Schoolgirl Hitchhikers (Blu-ray)

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann (Blu-ray)

Zeta One (aka The Love Factor): Remastered Edition (Blu-ray)

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.