New Releases, week of 8/31/13: The Replacements Edition

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I know there was some crazy stuff that happened in the music industry over the weekend that everyone’s been talking about on the internet, so I figured we should address the matter here on Flixist. I’m speaking, of course, about the reunion of The Replacements. First time on stage in 22 years… though, without the late Bob Stinton or the retired Chris Mars. Basically it’s Paul Westerberg & Tommy Stinson with replacement Replacements, but hey, I’ll take it. Also, Miley Cyrus did something that doesn’t matter.

Some high-profile new releases this week on DVD and Blu-ray. The big ones are Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain. Rounding out the new releases are the Ice-T-produced documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, the Spanish action film Unit 7, and a really great-looking French animated film called The Painting from director Jean-François Laguionie.

On the re-release side, the big ones are both from Criterion: Ernst Lubitsch’s To Be or Not to Be and a box set featuring some early films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Love is Colder Than Death, Katzelmacher, Gods of the Plague, The American Soldier, Beware of a Holy Whore).

After the cut, the new DVDs and Blu-rays, and some action by The Replacements.

New Releases

1939: Battle of Westerplatte (DVD)

33 Postcards (DVD)

After the End (DVD)

American Brawler (DVD, Blu-ray)

Among Friends (DVD)

At Any Price (DVD, Blu-ray)

Barbie Mariposa & the Fairy Princess (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden (DVD, Blu-ray)

Billy the Kid (DVD)

Camp (DVD)

Captain Battle: Legacy War (DVD)

Collision Course (DVD)

A Company Man (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Great Gatsby (DVD, Blu-ray)

Hallmark Double Feature: Meddling Mom / Sweeter Side of Life (DVD)

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (DVD)

Koch (DVD)

Kon-Tiki (DVD, Blu-ray)

Legend of the Goatman: Horrifying Monsters (DVD)

Life Love Soul (DVD)

The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone (DVD, Blu-ray)

Lucky Express (DVD)

Meddling Mom (DVD)

Monsters Wanted (DVD)

Music Cannot Be Learned (DVD)

Note: Lifelong Quest For One Single Note (DVD)

NYC Underground (DVD)

One Direction: Going Our Way (DVD)

Online (DVD)

Pain & Gain (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Painting (DVD, Blu-ray)

Pawn Shop Chronicles (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (DVD, Blu-ray)

A Resurrection (DVD)

Ritual (DVD)

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s (DVD, Blu-ray)

Season of a Lifetime (DVD)

Stranded (DVD, Blu-ray)

Super Buddies (DVD, Blu-ray)

Tied (DVD)

UFC 160 (DVD)

Unit 7 (Grupo 7) (DVD, Blu-ray)

Yatterman (DVD)

Re-releases

And Then There Were None (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Barbarians / The Norseman: Double Feature (DVD)

Best of Warner Bros. 25 Cartoon Collection: DC Comics (DVD)

Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder (Love is Colder Than Death | Katzelmacher | Gods of the Plague | The American Soldier | Beware of a Holy Whore) [Criterion Collection] (DVD)

Ella Cinders (DVD)

Flat Top (DVD, Blu-ray)

Game of Survival (DVD)

Horrible Horror (Special Edition) (DVD)

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (DVD)

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (DVD, Blu-ray)

NFL Greatest Games: 1987 AFC Championship (DVD)

NFL Greatest Games: The Comeback (DVD)

NFL Super Bowl Series: Dallas Cowboys: Super Bowl XXVII (DVD)

Not Tonight, Henry (DVD)

Only the Valiant (DVD, Blu-ray)

Penny Serenade (DVD)

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Black Masquerade (DVD)

Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (DVD)

Silent Cowboy Marathon: Desert Rider (1923) / Arizona Days (1928) (DVD)

To Be or Not to Be [Criterion Collection] (DVD, Blu-ray)

What Katy Did (DVD)

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