New Releases, week of 7/20/13: Evil Edition


Another week means more new releases, fellas. I have no clever intro this week because I am just that tired.

There are three biggies this week on the new release side: Evil Dead, 42, and Bullet to the Head. On the re-release side are a few 4K remasters on Blu-ray, including Moneyball, the bad Godzilla movie from Roland Emmerich, and Spider-Man 2 (still the best of the Spider-Man films). There’s a new edition of Criterion’s release of Lord of the Flies as well, and a pair of cool-looking Mario Bava reissues.

And of course, there’s Omega Doom starring Rutger Hauer. It’s no Blind Fury, sure, but what is?

After the cut, the week’s releases on DVD and Blu-ray. Also, a little bit of Evil Dead 2, a little bit of “Evil,” and a music video that is no doubt an unofficial part of the Evil Dead universe.

Evil Dead 2 - Ash goes crazy (Laughing Scene)

New Releases

40 Years Later: Our People (DVD)

42 (DVD, Blu-ray)

5 Shells (DVD)

The Adored (DVD)

An Affair of the Heart: Rick Springfield (DVD, Blu-ray)

Bert Stern: Original Mad Man (DVD)

Bidder 70 (DVD)

Bob Saget – That’s What I’m Talkin’ About (DVD)

Bubblegum and Broken Fingers (DVD)

Bullet to the Head (DVD, Blu-ray)

Darkest Night (DVD)

Dragon Knight (DVD)

End of Love (DVD)

Erased (DVD, Blu-ray)

Eve of Destruction (DVD, Blu-ray)

Evil Dead (DVD, Blu-ray)

Flying Monkeys (DVD)

The Fruit Hunters (DVD)

Good Life (DVD)

Hecho En Mexico (DVD)

Hiding in Plain Sight (DVD)

Ice Road Terror (DVD)

Letters From Jackie: The Private Thoughts of Jackie Robinson (DVD)

The Life After Death Project (DVD)

Rock Until You Drop: A Long Days Journey (DVD)

Sacred Science (DVD)

Solomon Kane (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Sweeter Side of Life (DVD)

White Frog (DVD)

Wild Bill (DVD, Blu-ray)

WWE: Payback 2013 (DVD)

Interpol - Evil (HD)


Arlington Road (DVD, Blu-ray)

Black Sabbath: Standard Edition Remastered (DVD, Blu-ray)

Flying Fists of Kung Fu – 12 Movie Set (7 Steps Of Kung Fu | Ninja Fists Of Fire | 18 Fatal Strikes | 5 Pattern Dragon Claws | Crane Fighter | Wu Tang Magic Kick | Tiger At The Top | Tai Chi Shadow Boxing | Drunken Tai Chi | Crazy Horse, Intelligent Monkey | Phantom Kung Fu | Mantis Under Falcon’s Claws) (DVD)

Godzilla (Mastered in 4K) (Blu-ray)

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan (Blu-ray)

Heavy Traffic (Blu-ray)

It’s in the Bag (DVD)

Jackie Chan: Battle Creek Brawl / City Hunter (DVD, Blu-ray)

Kickin’ It Shaolin Style – 12 Movie Set (Dynamite Shaolin Heroes | Shaolin Invincible Guys | The Cavalier | 18 Shaolin Riders | Stranger from Shaolin | Shaolin Kung Fu | Fist From Shaoli | Shaolin Brothers | Rebel Of Shaolin | Shaolin Death Squad | Shaolin Super Dragon | The Magnificent) (DVD)

Kidnapped: Standard Edition Remastered (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Lady Vanishes (DVD)

Lord of the Flies [Criterion Collection] (DVD, Blu-ray)

Men in Black (Mastered in 4K) (Blu-ray)

Moneyball (Mastered in 4K) (Blu-ray)

Omega Doom (DVD)

Pineapple Express (Mastered in 4K) (Blu-ray)

The Prize – An Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (DVD)

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (DVD)

Spider-Man 2 (Mastered in 4K) (Blu-ray)

Terror Theater – 8 Frightening Films (Hostel | Hostel Part II – Unrated Director’s Cut | The Tattooist | The Hunt | Hollow Man – Director’s Cut | Hollow Man (Director’s Cut) | Fortress 2 | The Harvest) (DVD)

George Harrison-Got my mind set on you

BONUS: Evel Knievel with co-star Gene Kelly!

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