New Releases, week of 4/20/13: Djangowned Edition


Howdy, folks, and welcome to this week’s new releases, a sort of pre-Tribeca reprieve for me. This week boasts two genre deconstructions. The biggie is Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx (who, as Nick points out, was the not main character of the film) and Christoph Waltz. The other this week is Peter Chan’s Dragon (Wu Xia) starring the one and only Donnie Yen and genre legend Jimmy Wang Yu.

On the re-release side, the Criterion Collection has two awesome things coming out. First off, there’s Alex Cox’s Repo Man, a cult film par excellence starring Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton. If you’ve never seen it, this is a great chance to finally check it out. There’s also a Criterion box set for Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi, best known for Kwaidan (check out community member CountZeroOR’s review here) and his epic trilogy The Human Condition. This Eclipse Series box set contains four other Kobayashi films that explore his artistic growth: The Thick-Walled Room, I Will Buy You, Black River, The Inheritance.

After the jump, all the new stuff released this week on DVD/Blu-ray, some dynamite, and two badass Djangos who did great things with messed-up hands.

New Releases

4some (DVD)

Angels of Sex (DVD)

At the Gate of the Ghost (DVD, Blu-ray)

Attack of the Herbals (DVD)

Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens (DVD)

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea (DVD)

The Colombian Connection (DVD)

Crazy Enough (DVD)

Crosshairs (DVD)

Disneynature: Wings of Life (DVD, Blu-ray)

Django Unchained (DVD, Blu-ray)

Dragon (Wu Xia) (DVD, Blu-ray)

Escapee (DVD, Blu-ray)

Ethel (DVD)

Future Weather (DVD)

Girl$: Live Action Movie (DVD, Blu-ray)

Great Divide (DVD)

A Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (DVD, Blu-ray)

HP Lovecraft’s The Dark Sleep (DVD)

Iron Man: Rise of Technovore (DVD, Blu-ray)

Jacob: Unrated Director’s Cut (DVD, Blu-ray)

Kai Po Che! (DVD)

Makers: Women Who Make America (DVD)

A Monster In Paris (DVD, Blu-ray)

Not Suitable for Children (DVD, Blu-ray)

One Day On Earth (DVD)

Pedal-Driven (DVD)

Relationships, Riches, and Race (DVD)

Save the Date (DVD)

Small Apartments (Blu-ray)

Sugartown (DVD)

This Is Our Time (DVD, Blu-ray)

UFC Ultimate Fighter: Season 16 (DVD)

A Whisper to a Roar (DVD)

WWE: For All Mankind- The Life and Career of Mick Foley (DVD, Blu-ray)

A Fistful of Dynamite - Duck, You Sucker! - Scenes


All Hands On Deck (DVD)

Bay of Blood (DVD, Blu-ray)

Berlin Correspondent (DVD)

Blockbuster Dramas – 6 Movie Set (Nixon, Billy Bathgate, Blaze, Consenting Adults, The Marrying Man, An Innocent Man) (DVD)

Bobbikins (DVD)

Call Me Mister (DVD)

Carnival In Costa Rica (DVD)

Chicken Wagon Family (DVD)

Crime Capers – 6 Movie Set (Money for Nothing, The Crew, Disorganized Crime, Oscar, Another Stakeout, Big Trouble) (DVD)

Eclipse Series 38: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System (The Thick-Walled Room, I Will Buy You, Black River, The Inheritance) [Criterion Collection] (DVD)

Empire Of Silver (DVD, Blu-ray)

Explosive Cinema – 8 Exhilarating Movies (Hollywood Homicide, Hudson Hawk, Lone Star State of Mind, The Fan, Stealth, Vertical Limit, XXX: State of the Union, Simon Sez) (DVD)

Farmer Takes a Wife (DVD)

Golden Hoofs (DVD)

Goodbye Charlie (DVD)

High School (DVD)

I Don’t Care Girl (DVD)

Irish Eyes are Smiling (DVD)

Jackie Chan Double Feature: Police Story / Police Story II (DVD, Blu-ray)

Lamb of God (DVD)

Leading Lady Comedies – 6 Movie Set (Straight Talk, Big Business, V.I Warshawski, Scenes From a Mall, Angie, Boys) (DVD)

Little Miss Nobody (DVD)

Little Rascals (DVD)

Madcap Comedies – 8 Hilarious Hits (Hero, Life Without Dick, Saving Silverman – Special R Rated Version, Hexed, Little Black Book, The Slugger’s Wife, I ll Do Anything, Crazy in Alabama) (DVD)

Meet Me After the Show (DVD)

Message from Space (DVD)

The Model and the Marriage Broker (DVD)

The Moon is Down (DVD)

Morgana (DVD)

Olympia (DVD)

Our Daily Bread (Blu-ray)

Paddy O’Day (DVD)

Pulse-Pounding Flicks – 8 Intense Features (The Replacement Killers – Extended Cut, Truth or Consequences N.M., Love Lies Bleeding, The Point Men, The Contractor, Face of Terror, Blood Crime, The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point) (DVD)

Quentin Tarantino’s Rolling Thunder Pictures Triple Feature (The Mighty Peking Man, Detroit 9000, Switchblade Sisters) (DVD)

Rascals (DVD)

The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (DVD)

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

Romantic Comedies – 6 Movie Set (Mr. Wrong, Born Yesterday, Two Much, The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag, Gross Anatomy, Betsy’s Wedding) (DVD)

A Royal Scandal (DVD)

Sally, Irene, and Mary (DVD)

Samurai Cop [Special Edition] (DVD)

Sitting Pretty (DVD)

Small Timers (DVD)

Sons and Lovers (DVD)

State of Emergency (DVD)

Summer Wars (Blu-ray)

Surf Party (DVD)

Teenage Rebel (DVD)

Thanks a Million (DVD)

Top Action Stars – 8 Movie Collection (Universal Soldier: The Return, Knock Off, Second In Command, The Hard Corps, Attack Force, Into the Sun, The Russian Specialist, Conspiracy) (DVD)

Two Little Bears (DVD)

Whispering Ghosts (DVD)

The Young Swingers (DVD)

The genius of Django Reinhardt – Documentary Part I

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