New Releases, week of 6/1/13: Who Are You? Who, Who Ed.


We don’t usually highlight the TV releases on DVD and Blu-ray, but since this week is light on the movie side, we’re making an exception. The biggie this week is Doctor Who: Series Seven – Part Two, which includes “The Name of the Doctor.” Admittedly, I’m a bit behind Doctor Who right now, so Whovians, help me out here — Sylvester McCoy is still The Doctor these days, right?

On the movie side, new releases include Dark SkiesGeneration Um… with Keanu Reeves, Dead Mine with Joe Taslim (The Raid: Redemption), and Cate Shortland’s Lore, which I heard good things about and regret missing earlier this year. On the re-release end, Criterion’s putting out Mike Leigh’s Life is Sweet, there’s a 50th anniversary edition of Cleopatra (which we mentioned a few weeks ago), you can catch the great Spalding Gray monologue movie Swimming to Cambodia, and you can also buy a bunch of re-issued also-rans (e.g., the remake of Bedazzled, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Simply Irresistible).

After the cut, this week’s releases on DVD and Blu-ray, and a bit of whoosits and whatsits.

Doc Brown vs Doctor Who. Epic Rap Battles of History

New Releases

2013 Men’s NCAA Championship Game (DVD)

6 Month Rule (DVD)

9 Days: Whipped Chained & Tortured By a Psychopath (DVD)

AE Apocalypse Earth (DVD)

Attack of the Jurassic Shark (DVD)

Baby Mama’s Club (DVD)

Battle Earth (DVD)

Becoming Redwood (DVD)

The Corpse Grinders III (DVD)

Dark Skies (DVD, Blu-ray)

Dead Mine (DVD, Blu-ray)

Doctor Who: Series Seven – Part Two (DVD, Blu-ray)

Doctor Who: The Snowmen (DVD, Blu-ray)

Dorfman in Love (DVD, Blu-ray)

Garbage – One Mile High…Live (DVD, Blu-ray)

Generation Um… (DVD)

A Good Day to Die (DVD)

A Haunting at Silver Falls (DVD)

Hellbound? (DVD, Blu-ray)

Judas Priest: Epitaph (Blu-ray)

Lore (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Loving Story (DVD)

My Brothers (DVD, Blu-ray)

Nailbiter (DVD)

Neo Rauch: A German Painter (DVD)

The Numbers Station (DVD, Blu-ray)

Ron White: A Little Unprofessional (DVD)

Secretariat’s Jockey, Ron Turcotte (DVD)

Sommore: Chandelier Status (DVD)

Superman Super Villains: Bizarro (DVD)

Superman Super-Villains: Brainiac (DVD)

Superman Super Villains: Metallo (DVD)

Touch (DVD)

UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche (DVD)

WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History (DVD, Blu-ray)

Third Doctor regenerates - Jon Pertwee to Tom Baker - Doctor Who - Planet of the Spiders - BBC


1000 Masterworks: Whitney Museum of American Art (DVD)

4 Film Favorites: Kevin Costner Drama (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves | Wyatt Earp | The Postman | JFK) (DVD)

4 Film Favorites: Mark Wahlberg (The Perfect Storm | Three Kings | Rock Star | The Corruptor) (DVD)

Airheads (DVD, Blu-ray)

Alimony Madness (DVD)

Bedazzled (DVD, Blu-ray)

Best Laid Plans (DVD, Blu-ray)

Best of Film Noir Vol. 1 (The Red House | Suddenly | Kansas City Confidential) (DVD)

Black Knight (DVD, Blu-ray)

Blowing Wild (DVD, Blu-ray)

Brainiac (DVD)

Chasing Papi (DVD, Blu-ray)

Cleopatra [50th Anniversary Edition] (Blu-ray)

Dark Command (DVD, Blu-ray)

Daughter of The West (DVD)

Despicable Me (DVD, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray)

Dio – Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly 1986 (DVD, Blu-ray)

Dying Young (DVD, Blu-ray)

Father Goose (DVD, Blu-ray)

The File on Thelma Jordon (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Girl Who Knew Too Much (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Grass is Greener (DVD)

In Old California (DVD)

Jumpin’ Jack Flash (DVD, Blu-ray)

Lady From Louisiana (DVD, Blu-ray)

Life Is Sweet [Criterion Collection] (DVD, Blu-ray)

Mack Sennett Comedy Shorts (DVD)

The Magic Christian (DVD, Blu-ray)

My Dog Tulip (Blu-ray)

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Newton Boys (DVD, Blu-ray)

Priest Of Evil (DVD)

Reuben, Reuben (DVD)

Rolling Thunder (Blu-ray)

Shanks (DVD, Blu-ray)

Shoot First, Die Later (DVD, Blu-ray)

Simply Irresistible (DVD, Blu-ray)

Star Chamber (DVD, Blu-ray)

Swimming To Cambodia (DVD)

Dr. Detroit ( Ballroom Dance Scene [ f. James Brown ] )

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