New Releases, week of 3/30/13: Fightin’ Abe Edition


Today is the day that Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln rolls onto DVD and Blu-ray. I think Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt are my favorite U.S. Presidents. Both were supreme badasses in different ways. Lincoln steered the country through its most difficult and divisive time, was an incredibly gifted writer, and routinely rode bears for recreation on his way to backyard wrestling matches (as pictured above). Teddy Roosevelt rode moose, delivered a 90-minute campaign speech after being shot in the chest, and beat 10 straight bigfoots in an arm wrestling tournament. (Only one of those TR facts is fake, and that is why TR is awesome.)

Anyways, enough history. Other high-profile new releases include The Comedy and Killing Them Softly. On the re-release side, Criterion is putting out Charlie Chaplain’s underrated dark comedy Monsieur Verdoux and Robert Bresson’s A Man Escaped. Two big franchises get re-releases as well: all three Jurassic Park films and all four Terminator movies. The Sandlot turns 20 and gets a special edition. Two of my favorite 80s horror films also have new editions out: From Beyond and Phantasm II. Rounding out lot of titles this week, there are tons of Blu-ray debuts and Blu-ray double-features. Want to watch Ernest Goes to Camp and Camp Nowhere? Done!

After the cut, all the new stuff on DVD and Blu-ray. In addition, you can enjoy the grandeur of Lincoln in the gallery and in the motion videos included below.

New releases

6 Dead Souls (DVD)

Angel in the House (DVD)

Animus (DVD)

Bad Meat (DVD)

Bangkok Revenge (DVD, Blu-ray)

Behind The Wall (DVD)

Bloodline: Vengeance From Beyond (DVD)

Bob’s New Suit (DVD)

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (DVD)

The Collection (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Comedy (DVD)

Day of the Falcon (DVD, Blu-ray)

Dead Collections (Blu-ray)

Dead Sushi (Blu-ray)

Death From Above (DVD)

The Dinosaur Project (DVD)

Dose of Reality (DVD)

Easy Money (DVD)

The Frankenstein Theory (DVD)

Frontline: Inside Obama’s Presidency (DVD)

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (DVD)

House Arrest (DVD)

Jezebeth (Blu-ray)

Kill The Ugly TV (DVD)

Killing Them Softly (DVD, Blu-ray)

Lincoln (DVD, Blu-ray)

Parental Guidance (DVD, Blu-ray)

Paul Anka: Live in Switzerland (DVD, Blu-ray)

Possession in Japan (DVD)

Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band 2012: Ringo at the Ryman (DVD)

A Royal Affair (DVD, Blu-ray)

Sexsquatch: The Legend Of Blood Stool Creek (DVD)

Stand Off (DVD, Blu-ray)

Step Up To The Plate (DVD)

Tatsumi (DVD)

To the Arctic (DVD, Blu-ray)

UFC Best of 2012: Year in Review (DVD, Blu-ray)

Union Square (DVD)

Drunk History Vol. 5 w/ Will Ferrell, Don Cheadle & Zooey Deschanel


Alley Cat (DVD)

The Atomic Kid (DVD, Blu-ray)

Attack Force / Into the Sun (Double Feature) (Blu-ray)

American Son (Blu-ray)

Beautiful Girls (Blu-ray)

Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (Blu-ray)

Bounty Hunters (Blu-ray)

China Gate (DVD, Blu-ray)

D.O.A. / Consenting Adults (Double Feature) (Blu-ray)

Desperadoes of the West (DVD)

The Devil and Miss Jones (DVD, Blu-ray)

Down to You (Blu-ray)

Ernest Goes to Camp / Camp Nowhere (Double Feature) (Blu-ray)

From Beyond – Collector’s Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

Futureworld (Blu-ray)

Hell’s Half Acre (DVD, Blu-ray)

Hollow Man / Hollow Man 2 (Double Feature) (Blu-ray)

Hollywood Homicide / Hudson Hawk (Double Feature) (Blu-ray)

Holy Man / Gone Fishing (Double Feature) (Blu-ray)

Immortality (Blu-ray)

Inuyasha: The Movie the Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Iron Maiden – Maiden England ’88 (DVD)

Ironweed (DVD, Blu-ray)

Jurassic Park (DVD, Blu-ray)

Jurassic Park III (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Lawless Nineties (Blu-ray)

Little Fugitive (Blu-ray)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (DVD, Blu-ray)

A Man Betrayed (Blu-ray)

A Man Escaped [Criterion Collection] (DVD, Blu-ray)

Marvin’s Room (Blu-ray)

McLintock! (Blu-ray)

Monsieur Verdoux [Criterion Collection] (DVD, Blu-ray)

Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXVI (The Magic Sword / Alien From L.A. / Danger!! Death Ray / The Mole People) (DVD)

Panic in the Streets (DVD, Blu-ray)

Peter Frampton – Live in Detroit (DVD, Blu-ray)

Phantasm II – Collector’s Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

Playing By Heart (Blu-ray)

Ruthless (Blu-ray)

The Sandlot: 20th Anniversary Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Sandwich Man (DVD)

Senseless (Blu-ray)

Ship of Fools / Lilith (Double Feature) (Blu-ray)

The Shipping News (Blu-ray)

The Squid and the Whale / Running with Scissors (Double Feature) (Blu-ray)

The Sun Shines Bright (Blu-ray)

Terminal Velocity & White Squall (Double Feature) (Blu-ray)

Terminator Anthology (The Terminator / Terminator 2: Judgment Day / Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines / Terminator Salvation) (Blu-ray)

When a Stranger Calls / Happy Birthday to Me (Double Feature) (Blu-ray)

Wyoming Outlaw (DVD, Blu-ray)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Hubert Vigilla
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