New Releases, week of 6/29/13: Achoo Resneezes Edition


I’ve been sick for the last three weeks, and it’s gone from being unpleasant to just downright annoying. After looking up my symptoms online, I’m led to believe that I’m suffering from The Scriverner’s Lung, The Hipster Dropsy, or delirium venesection. But that won’t stop me from doing these here new releases.

The big newbies this week include the underwhelming The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, the Halle Berry vehicle The Call, the topsy-turvy romance Upside Down, and the Oscar-nominated Chilean film No. Also new and out are As Luck Would Have It (which Alec really, really liked), Zombie Ass (which I inexplicably liked despite my better judgement), and The Rambler (which left me really cold).

On the re-release side, the most notable thing is the Criterion Collection’s six-disc version of Shoah, Claude Lanzmann’s nine-hour-plus documentary on the Holocaust. On a much different and lighter note, there are also a bunch of Nunsense re-releases this week, if anyone remembers the strange nun craze of the 1990s.

After the cut, check out the new DVDs and Blu-rays, and get down with the sickness.

New Releases

Abandoned Souls (DVD)

All American Horror: Gateways to Hell (DVD)

Apostles of Comedy: Onwards & Upwards (DVD)

As Luck Would Have It (DVD, Blu-ray)

Battledogs (DVD, Blu-ray)

Beauty & The Least (DVD)

Birds of a Feather (DVD)

Black Pond (DVD)

Blood of 1,000 Virgins (DVD)

The Call (DVD, Blu-ray)

Crawlspace (DVD)

Dead Souls (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Fartist (Brian Posehn) (DVD)

Flashback (DVD)

Hansel & Gretel Get Baked (DVD, Blu-ray)

Heebie Jeebies (DVD)

In the Family (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (DVD, Blu-ray)

Into the White (DVD, Blu-ray)

Jane’s Addiction – Live in NYC (DVD, Blu-ray)

Jethro Tull – Around the World Live (DVD)

Killer Mountain (DVD)

The Last White Knight (DVD)

Lesser Blessed (DVD)

Lord of Darkness (DVD)

No (DVD, Blu-ray)

A Place at the Table (DVD, Blu-ray)

Pusher (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Rambler (DVD, Blu-ray)

Supporting Characters (DVD)

Tokyo Urban Legend (DVD)

Upside Down (DVD, Blu-ray)

WCW War Games: WCW’s Most Notorious Matches (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex (DVD)

Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead (DVD, Blu-ray)

Mudhoney - Here Comes Sickness


Best of Film Noir Vol. 2 (Pitfall | The Stranger | The Strange Love of Martha Ivers) (DVD)

Best of Warner Bros. 50 Cartoon Collection: Looney Tunes (DVD)

Comment Ca Va? (DVD, Blu-ray)

Crashout (DVD, Blu-ray)

Hangar 18 (DVD, Blu-ray)

Johnny Depp Double Feature (Chocolat | Finding Neverland) (DVD)

Keep Your Right Up (DVD, Blu-ray)

Night Train (DVD)

Nunsense (DVD)

Nunsense 2: The Sequel (DVD)

Nunsense 3: The Jamboree (DVD)

The Nunsense Collection (Nunsense | Nunsense 2: The Sequel | Nunsense 3: The Jamboree | Nuncrackers) (DVD)

Once a Jolly Swagman (DVD)

Saint Seiya: Movies 1 & 2 (DVD)

Saint Seiya: Movies 3 & 4 (DVD)

Shark (DVD, Blu-ray)

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

Venus and Vegas (DVD, Blu-ray)

Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick – The Life and Times of William A. Wellman (DVD)

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