New Releases, week of 5/18/13: Happy Little Cloud Edition


Today’s affirmation: whenever you’re feeling down, just remember that the blue Jedi ghost of Bob Ross loves you like a little woodland critter. This will save your life some day, trust me.

The big new release this week is Cloud Atlas, the ambitious but flawed adaptation of David Mitchell’s unadaptable novel directed by Lana & Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. Also notable on the new release side, the very good music doc Beware of Mr. Baker, the non-3D version of Texas Chainsaw 3D, the Ron Perlman in drag movie Frankie Go Boom, and the “well, that came and went” Roman Coppola film A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.

On the re-release side, the Criterion Collection is putting out 3:10 to Yuma and Jubal; Olive Films is putting out the Hal Hartley movies The Book of Life, The Girl from Monday, and The Unbelievable Truth; Flicker Alley has a really cool-looking box set of Russian filmmakers working for Albatros Productions in France during the 1920; and Warner Bros. is doing a Marx Brothers box that includes The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup, and a bonus disc.

After the cut, this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases. Also, get a dose of happy little clouds, happy little cloudbusting, and happy little Cloud Nothings.

Bob Ross Remixed | Happy Little Clouds | PBS Digital Studios

New Releases

Back to 1942 (DVD, Blu-ray)

Battle For The Elephants (DVD)

Beware of Mr. Baker (DVD)

Bill Moyers: Beyond Hate (DVD)

Captive (DVD)

Cloud Atlas (DVD, Blu-ray)

Colorful: The Motion Picture (DVD, Blu-ray)

Escape (DVD, Blu-ray)

Face 2 Face (DVD)

Fangoria Presents: Germ Z (DVD)

Frankie Go Boom (DVD, Blu-ray)

Frontline: Raising Adam Lanza (DVD)

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (DVD)

Home Sweet Home (DVD)

If I Were You (DVD)

Leonie (DVD)

Liz & Dick (DVD)

Of Two Minds (DVD)

Offender (DVD, Blu-ray)

Open Gate (DVD)

Rolling (DVD)

Second Life (DVD)

Stripped (DVD)

Texas Chainsaw (DVD, Blu-ray)

Tomorrow You’re Gone (DVD, Blu-ray)

Transmigration (DVD)

UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar (DVD)

White T (DVD)

WWE: WrestleMania XXIX (DVD)

Kate Bush - Cloudbusting - Official Music Video


3:10 to Yuma [Criterion Collection] (DVD, Blu-ray)

4 Pulse-Pounding Thrillers (Under Suspicion / Random Hearts / Against All Odds / Jagged Edge) (DVD)

The Book of Life / The Girl from Monday (DVD)

Brave New World (DVD, Blu-ray)

Chanbara Beauty: Movie Vortex (DVD)

French Masterworks: Russian Emigres in Paris 1923-1929 – 5 Iconic Films Albatros Productions (The Burning Crucible, Kean, The Late Mathias Pascal, Gribiche, The New Gentlemen) (DVD)

Funny Money (DVD, Blu-ray)

Grindhouse Galore: Guns Babes & Gore (Cam Girl, Future World: City of Mass Destruction, House of Sin, Almost Invisible: The Party’s Over When You’re Dead, Nacho Mountain, Awesome Killer Audition: It s Murder Being A Star, Death Angel December: Vengeance Kill) (DVD)

Jeff Bridges Triple Feature (Jagged Edge / Against All Odds / Fisher King) (DVD)

Jet Li Double Feature (Once upon a Time in China / Legend of the Red Dragon) (DVD)

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

Liam Neeson Double Feature (Under Suspicion / The Other Man) (DVD)

Locker (DVD)

The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection (The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup)

The Miracle of the Bells (DVD)

Movies 4 You: Western Classics (The Lone Gun, Ride Out For Revenge, Gunsight Ridge & Gun Belt) (DVD)

Nicolas Cage Double Feature (Adaptation / Red Rock West) (DVD)

Stand Up Comedy Greats Collection (Bernie Mac / Charlie Murphy / Jamie Foxx / Donnell Rawlings) (DVD)

Three Faces West (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Unbelievable Truth (DVD, Blu-ray)

Cloud Nothings - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

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