New Releases, week of 8/3/13: NY Drafthouse Edition

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Guys! The first New York Alamo Drafthouse is opening this weekend! Sure, it’s up in Yonkers and a bajillion miles from my apartment, but I’m going to do my darndest to get up there. It’s staff training weekend, so there’ll be discount tickets for the older movies as well as half-off all food and drink orders (excluding alcohol… probably for the best). In addition to rep screenings of Singin’ In the Rain, The Shining, and Fantastic Mr. Fox, you’ll also be able to catch 2 Guns, The Way Way Back, and two fine Drafthouse docs: The Act of Killing and A Band Called Death. For more info about Drafthouse Yonkers, go here.

But the first of the New York Drafthouses is not the only thing that’s new this week. The new biggies on the DVD/Blu-ray front are G.I. Joe: Retaliation (just make a Snake Eyes movie already, you mooks) and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. With the Criterion Collection sale still ongoing, you’ll be happy to know that the Criterion release of Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone is out now as well. There’s also a collector’s edition of John Carpenter’s The Fog on DVD and Blu-ray.

Full DVD and Blu-ray releases after the cut. Also, I’ma gonna dance to express my elation over a New York Drafthouse.

New Releases

2013 NBA Championship: Highlights (DVD)

55 & Older (Blu-ray)

An Awkward Sexual Adventure (DVD)

Assault on Wall Street (DVD, Blu-ray)

Between Us (DVD)

Black Rock (DVD, Blu-ray)

Blaze You Out (DVD)

Cloudburst (DVD)

Contrition (Blu-ray)

Dark Minds (Blu-ray)

The Demented (DVD, Blu-ray)

Filly Brown (DVD, Blu-ray)

Flying Lessons (DVD)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (DVD, Blu-ray)

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Last Pope? (DVD)

Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh (DVD)

The Matchmaker (DVD)

Meet the Small Potatoes (DVD)

Night Across the Street (DVD)

A Night for Dying Tigers (DVD)

Old Dog (DVD)

Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin’ (DVD)

Rushlights (DVD, Blu-ray)

Space Warriors (DVD, Blu-ray)

Teen Beach Movie (DVD)

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen (DVD)

Under the Bed (DVD, Blu-ray)

Unlucky Charms (DVD)

Re-releases

7 Sins of The Vampire / Devilish Desire of Dario Dragani (DVD)

Angel and the Badman (DVD, Blu-ray)

Bad Girls Behind Bars Collection (Amazon Jail | Bare Behind Bars | 99 Women | Sadomania | Women Behind Bars) (DVD)

The Bee Gees: One Night Only (Blu-ray)

Bronte Sisters (DVD, Blu-ray)

Bullfighter and the Lady (DVD, Blu-ray)

Bus Stop (Blu-ray)

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (DVD, Blu-ray)

Cry Vengeance (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Devil’s Backbone (Criterion Collection) (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Fartiste / That Voodoo You Do (DVD)

Fire Maidens of Outer Space (DVD, Blu-ray)

Foolish Wives (Blu-ray)

The Fog (Collector’s Edition) (DVD, Blu-ray)

God’s Little Acre (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Incredible Melting Man (Blu-ray)

Legend’s Drive-In Double Feature: Cult Horror Night! (The Corpse Vanishes | Voodoo Man) (DVD)

Love Me Tender (Blu-ray)

Movies 4 You: Timeless Westerns (Butch & Sundance: The Early Days | The Last Hard Men | Rio Conchos | Take a Hard Ride) (Blu-ray)

Narcotics Squad / One Way Ticket To Hell (DVD)

Niagara – 60th Anniversary (Blu-ray)

Peggy Sue Got Married (DVD, Blu-ray)

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

Scorpions: Moment of Glory (Blu-ray)

Sissi: Forever My Love (DVD)

That Touch of Mink (DVD, Blu-ray)

WWE: ECW Unreleased, Vol. 2 (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.