New Releases, week of 8/17/13: Olympus Edition


The big new release this week is Antoine Fuqua’s White House Down, starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman. Oh, sorry, I meant Olympus Has Fallen, starring Channing Tatum as Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx as Aaron Eckhart, and Roland Emmerich as Morgan Freeman. It’s one of those cases where two similar movies come out in the same year. I understand that Olympus Has Fallen also bears striking resemblance to Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

Other big new releases include the documentary A Band Called Death, the Korean film A Werewolf Boy, and the Cannes Grand Prix-winning Reality.

On the re-release side, the biggies are the Criterion release of John Frankenheimer film Seconds (was supposed to watch it with some friends over brunch last weekend but got busy) and a special “Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition” of The Muppet Movie.

After the cut, the week’s new releases and re-releases, and also a chance to quake it up.

nes collections - battle of olympus - phthia

New Releases

Bad Parents (DVD)

A Band Called Death (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Big Wedding (DVD, Blu-ray)

Captains Close Up (DVD)

Carrie Underwood – The Blown Away Tour: LIVE (DVD)

Cat. 8 (DVD, Blu-ray)

Chihuahua Too (DVD)

The Company You Keep (DVD, Blu-ray)

Compulsion (DVD)

Deadly Swarm (DVD)

Detour (DVD)

Dolls of Voodoo (DVD)

Emperor (DVD, Blu-ray)

Errors of the Human Body (DVD)

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (DVD, Blu-ray)

From This Day Forward (DVD)

The Guillotines (DVD, Blu-ray)

Hatchet III: Unrated Director’s Cut (DVD, Blu-ray)

Hot Flashes (DVD)

I Killed My Mother (DVD)

Lost and Found in Armenia (DVD)

Mariachi Gringo (DVD)

Martial Arts: Secrets of the Asian Masters (DVD)

Olympus Has Fallen (DVD, Blu-ray)

Reality (DVD)

The Return of Joe Rich (DVD)

Sinister Visions (DVD)

Super Storm (DVD, Blu-ray)

Suzune Genesis (DVD)

A Werewolf Boy (DVD)

What Maisie Knew (DVD, Blu-ray)

Wiggles: Taking Off (DVD)

WWE: Money in the Bank (DVD)

Death - Rock'n'Roll Victim


Damned (DVD, Blu-ray)

Emperor’s Nightingale (DVD)

Flashdance (Blu-ray)

Gene Autry: Collection 3 (Red River Valley | Saddle Pals | Apache Country | Pack Train) (DVD)

Good Luck Miss Wyckoff (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Hot Spot / Killing Me Softly (Blu-ray)

The House of Seven Corpses (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Muppet Movie: The Nearly 35th Anniversary Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Odd Angry Shot (DVD, Blu-ray)

Presidio (Blu-ray)

Schoolgirl Report V10: Every Girl Starts Sometime… (DVD)

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

The Sexualist / Wendy’s Palace (DVD)

Shaft (Blu-ray)

Shane (Blu-ray)

Movin' Right Along - HQ - The Muppet Movie

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