New Releases, week of 8/24/13: Starzinger Edition


When I was a kid, I used to watch the same three or four episodes of Spaceketeers (aka Starzinger) on a VHS tape over and over again. I never knew how the series ended or where the story was going to go, but I just kept watching those episodes. Now Starzinger is available on DVD in the US, and I’m so plonking down and plowing through the show in one week.

While the volume is there, this is actually a pretty light week for new releases in terms of high-profile titles. The biggies you might recognize are Michael Haneke’s critically acclaimed Amour and the CG animated film Epic. Also of note on the new release side is the thriller Shadow Dancer and the documentary Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.

On the re-release side (apart from Starzinger) there’s a new edition of Disney’s Peter Pan, two Satyajit Ray films getting the Criterion treatment (The Big City and Charulata), and a bunch of multi-movie collections of varying quality.

After the cut, check out the full list of new releases and re-releases on DVD and Blu-ray, and also get retro with some Japanese shows.

Starzinger Intro - Swedish version

New Releases

Alyce Kills (DVD)

Amour (DVD, Blu-ray)

An American Ghost Story (DVD)

The Big Bust Theory (DVD)

Blue Collar Hooligan (DVD)

The China Syndrome (DVD)

Devil’s Farm (DVD)

Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey (DVD)

Dragon Pearl (DVD, Blu-ray)

The DSK Story (DVD)

Epic (DVD, Blu-ray)

Evidence (DVD, Blu-ray)

Fear the Forest (DVD)

Flashdrive (DVD)

Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (DVD)

Isaiah Rises (DVD)

Jim Norton – Please Be Offended (DVD)

Killing Season (DVD, Blu-ray)

Meet the Wotwots (DVD)

The Mini Witch (DVD)

My Bloody Wedding (DVD)

Naked Nerve Endings (DVD)

No One Lives (DVD, Blu-ray)

Race War (DVD)

Rapture-Palooza (DVD, Blu-ray)

Santana & McLaughlin – Invitation to Illumination: Live at Montreux 2011 (DVD, Blu-ray)

Savages Crossing (DVD)

Scary Movie 5 (DVD, Blu-ray)

Scooby-Doo: Stage Fright (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Sex Side Of Low Budget Films (Unrated Edition) (DVD)

Shadow Dancer (DVD, Blu-ray)

Skull Forest (DVD)

Stag (DVD)

Strippers From Another World (DVD)

This Is Martin Bonner (DVD)

Tortoise In Love (DVD)

Touch (DVD)

Vampire (DVD)

Who’s Watching the Kids (DVD)

Wither (Vittra) (DVD)


15 Alfred Hitchcock Movies (full titles list n/a) (DVD)

15 Classic Films (The Lady Vanishes | I Cover the Waterfront | Algiers | The Scarlet Letter | Missouri Traveler | Becky Sharp | The Pied Piper of Hamelin | Nicholas Nickleby | The 39 Steps | They Made Me a Criminal | The Red House | Lady of Burlesque | Adventure Island | Oliver Twist | Vanity Fair) (DVD)

15 Classic Horror Movies (full titles list n/a) (DVD)

15 Horror Movies Volume 2 (full titles list n/a) (DVD)

20 World War II Movies (The Battle of El Alamein | Gung Ho | Go For Broke | Corregidor | Ski Troop Attack | Casablanca Express | The Steel Claw | Desert Commandos | Minesweeper | Bombs Over Burma | Commandos | Pacific Inferno | The Battle of the Eagles | Submarine Alert | The Dawn Express | Five For Hell | Black Brigade | Heroes in Hell | Submarine Base | Aerial Gunner) (DVD)

88 Minutes (DVD)

The Awful Dr. Orlof: Remastered Edition (DVD)

Basement (DVD)

Best of the Worst 12 Horror Movie Collection (Manos: The Hands of Fate | Track of the Moon Beast | The Beast of Yucca Flats | Eegah | The Ape Man | The Amazing Transparent Man | The Atomic Brain | Dementia 13 | Unknown World | The Terror | Mesa of Lost Women | The Incredible Petrified World) (DVD)

The Big City [Criterion Collection] (DVD, Blu-ray)

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

Dawn of the Immortals 12 Movie Collection (Colossus and the Amazon Queen | Duel of Champions | The Conqueror of the Orient | The Last of the Vikings | Damon and Pythias | Fury of Hercules | Queen of the Amazons | Vengeance of Ursus | Atlas in the Land of the Cyclops | Fire Monsters Against the Son of Hercules | The White Warrior | Triumph of the Son of Hercules) (DVD)

Desperate Measures (DVD)

Donkey Kong Country (DVD)

Exotic House of Wax (DVD)

Freak Show Cinema – 12 Movie Set (Tales of the Dead: Grim Stories of Curses, Horror and Gore | Zombie Genocide: Legion of the Damned | The Curse of Blanchard Hill | Idol of Evil: Hell Is Forever | Below Ground: Demon Holocaust | Order Of One: Kung Fu Killing Spree | Cold Creepy Feeling: Paranormal Exorcism | Indemnity: Rage Of A Jealous Vampire | Glitter Goddess: Queen Of The Sunset | Dark Measures: Gang Warfare | By the Devils Hands: The 666 Killer | Tuck Bushman and the Legend of Piddledown Dale) (DVD)

The Happy Life (DVD)

Hunted (DVD)

In God’s Hands (DVD)

Latin Comedians Double Feature (Pablo Francisco / Alex Reymundo) (DVD)

Latin Comedy Double Feature: Paul Rodriguez (DVD)

Love and a Bullet (DVD)

Manhunt of Mystery Island (DVD)

National Geographic Movie Collection (Wildest Weather | Flying Monsters | Sea Monsters | Lewis & Clark | Sea Monsters | Forces of Nature) (DVD)

Nightmares Come at Night: Remastered Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

Orders Are Orders (DVD)

The Painted Stallion (DVD)

Peter Pan: Diamond Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

Peter Pan Return to Neverland: Special Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

Porn Shoot Massacre (Unrated Edition) (DVD)

Silent Cry (DVD)

Spooks, Hoods & JFK: The Shocking Truth (DVD)

Starzinger: The Movie Collection (DVD)

Street Dance (DVD)

Subspecies 3-Disc Box Set (DVD)

Taboo Tales – 12 Movie Collection (Reefer Madness | Delinquent Daughters | The Cocaine Fiends | Chained for Life | The Terror of Tiny Town | The Wild and Wicked | Test Tube Babies | Mad Youth | The Marijuana Menace | Sex Madness | Gambling with Souls | She Shoulda Said No!) (DVD)

Tailor of Panama (DVD)

There Goes the Bride (DVD)

They Called Him Amen (DVD)

Three Stooges Mania! (Gift Box) (DVD)

The Unseen (DVD)

A Virgin Among The Living Dead: Remastered Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

X-Ray / Schizoid (DVD, Blu-ray)

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