New Releases, week of 5/25/13: Arnold’s Return Edition

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It’s a week of many new releases and re-releases on DVD and Blu-ray. Leading the way is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the big screen The Last Stand, along with the horror anthology The ABCs of Death, the Jason Statham flick Parker, Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects, and the surprisingly cruddy Pacino/Walken/Arkin movie Stand Up Guys. Also worth noting on the new release front, I noticed This Girl is Badass starring female ass-kicker JeeJa Yanin. It’s not as good as Chocolate, and a lot of that has to do with the underselling in the fight scenes, which could have been shot better. (Dynamic movement within the frame, people!)

On the re-release side, Criterion Collection is putting out Medium Cool, Full Moon is releasing the Evil Bong trilogy, and Blue Underground has a nice four-movie spaghetti western set that includes Sergio Corbucci’s Django. Many cheaper DVD reissues coming out as well, including Top Secret, Wonder Boys, Beavis & Butt-Head Do America, You Can Count on Me, and Paper Moon. The last two (or three) are actually good contenders for future Criterion releases, especially Paper Moon.

After the cut, this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases, and a bit of Arnold being Arnold.

New Releases

23rd Psalm: Redemption (DVD)

Aaron Neville – My True Story (DVD)

The ABC’s of Death (DVD, Blu-ray)

Adventures of Bailey: A Night in Cowtown (DVD)

After Dark Originals Dark Circles (DVD)

Alien Encounters Of The 4th Kind (DVD)

Apartment 4E (DVD)

Assassin (DVD)

Atomic Age (DVD)

Beautiful Creatures (DVD, Blu-ray)

Best of Warner Bros Cartoon Collection – Hanna-Barbera (DVD)

Charlie Casanova (DVD)

Common Man (DVD)

Dark Frontier (DVD)

Donovan’s Echo (DVD)

Ecstasy (DVD)

Fifty Shades Of Bondage (DVD)

Good Wifey (DVD)

Gregory Crewdson-Brief Encounters (DVD)

In Dreams (DVD)

The Inflicted (DVD)

An Irish Vampire In Hollywood (DVD)

Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional (DVD)

K-On! The Movie (DVD, Blu-ray)

Last Kind Words (DVD)

The Last Stand (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Lone Ranger: Kemo Sabe – Trusted Friend (DVD)

Love Sick Love (DVD)

Lupin the 3rd: Green Vs Red (DVD)

Mel Brooks: Make A Noise (American Masters) (DVD)

Mold! (DVD)

Nightfall (DVD)

Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (DVD)

Ooga Booga (DVD)

Open Road (DVD, Blu-ray)

Parker (DVD, Blu-ray)

Picture Day (DVD)

Return to Nim’s Island (DVD)

Robin Hood: The Ghosts of Sherwood (DVD)

The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane (DVD, Blu-ray)

Side Effects (DVD, Blu-ray)

Soldiers of Paint (DVD)

Stalked at 17 (DVD)

Stand Up Guys (DVD, Blu-ray)

Struck by Lightning (DVD, Blu-ray)

Superstars Of Hentai (DVD)

This Girl Is Badass (DVD), Blu-ray)

The Visitor (Cibrâil) (DVD)

Wine, Women & Friends (DVD)

Yossi (DVD)

Re-releases

2 Days in the Valley (DVD)

Abandon (DVD)

Ace High (DVD)

April Fool’s Day (DVD)

Audrey Hepburn DVD Collection (Breakfast at Tiffany’s / Roman Holiday / Sabrina) (DVD)

Beavis & Butt-Head Do America (DVD)

Beyond Borders (DVD)

Black Orchid (DVD)

Bringing Out the Dead (DVD)

Broken Bridges (DVD)

Catch-22 (DVD)

Children of a Lesser God (DVD)

Come Back Little Sheba (DVD)

The Contender (DVD)

Cool Air (DVD)

Copper Canyon (DVD)

Country Girl (DVD)

Dark Dealer (DVD)

Dead Again (DVD)

Delicate Delinquent (DVD)

Disorderly Orderly (DVD)

Djane-Go Untamed! (Originally titled Bikini Roundup) (DVD)

Evil Bong-o-rama Box Set (Evil Bong / Evil Bong 2: King Of Bong / Evil Bong 3-D: The Wrath of Bong) (DVD)

Evolution (DVD)

Eye for an Eye (DVD)

Far Horizons (DVD)

Fat Man & Little Boy (DVD)

Five Card Stud (DVD)

Flashback (DVD)

Flight of the Intruder (DVD)

The Four Feathers (DVD)

Frankie & Johnny (DVD)

Gaiking: The Movie Collection (DVD)

The Golden Child (DVD)

Government Agents Vs Phantom Legion (DVD)

Grand Duel (DVD)

Half a Sixpence (DVD)

Hardball (DVD)

Harlots of the Caribbean (DVD)

The Haunting (DVD)

He Said She Said (DVD)

Hell Is for Heroes (DVD)

The Hunted (DVD)

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (DVD)

In My End Is My Beginning (DVD)

King Creole (DVD)

Lash La Rue Collector’s Set (Dead Man’s Gold / Mark Of the Lash / Frontier Revenge / Outlaw Country / Son Of Billy the Kid / Son Of A Badman / The Dalton’s Women / King Of the Bullwhip / The Thundering Trail / The Vanishing Outpost / The Black Lash / The Frontier Phantom) (DVD)

Last Train From Gun Hill (DVD)

The Lone Ranger: Who Was That Masked Man? (DVD)

Lords of Discipline (DVD)

Love Happens (DVD)

Medium Cool [Criterion Collection] (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Moody Blues – Threshold of a Dream: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 (DVD)

The Moody Blues – Live at Montreux 1991 (DVD)

Neil Simon’s the Odd Couple II (DVD)

Nobody’s Fool (DVD)

Oliver’s Story (DVD)

Paper Moon (DVD)

The Phantom (DVD)

Poster Girl (DVD)

Red Eye (DVD)

Ring Girls (DVD)

Riot In A Woman’s Prison (DVD)

Robert Mitchum Is Dead (DVD)

Rustlers Rhapsody (DVD)

Small Soldiers (DVD)

Spaghetti Westerns Unchained (Django / Django Kill… If You Live, Shoot! / Keoma / Texas, Adios) (DVD)

Spooky Town (DVD)

SS Hell Camp (DVD)

Stop-Loss (DVD)

Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (DVD)

That Was Then This Is Now (DVD)

Thor the Conqueror (DVD)

The Time Machine (DVD)

Top Secret (DVD)

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (DVD, Blu-ray)

True Colors (DVD)

Virtuosity (DVD)

Whispers in the Dark (DVD)

Wonder Boys (DVD)

Wood (DVD)

Yakuza Vs. Ninja (DVD)

You Can Count on Me (DVD)

Zambo (DVD)