New Releases, week of 9/14/13: Star Trek Into Extras BS


The big new release this week is Star Trek Into Darkness, though you may feel a little ripped off if you buy it. And no, I’m not referring to the derivative storytelling or the fan-fiction vibe of the script. You see, the bonus features for Star Trek Into Darkness have been split up between various retailers. That means the audio commentary track is only on iTunes rather than the Blu-ray, so you have to download the audio commentary from iTunes if you want that. Also, not all of the making-of featurettes are available in one package or on a single release of the film. This is highly f**king illogical.

You may now scream “Khan” in unison.

Other new releases this week include the found-footage horror film Frankenstein’s Army, the charming geriatric table tennis doc Ping Pong, the DTV DC Comics animated film Justice League – Flashpoint Paradox, and the compelling reminder that our planet is royally f**ked Chasing Ice. On the re-release front, Criterion is putting out La Cage aux Folles as well as a new Blu-ray edition of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, there’s a 20th anniversary release of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and there’s some Japanese pink movie-looking thing called Horny Diver: Tight Shellfish.

After the cut, this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases. Also, apropos of very little, a bunch of clips from Turkish movies.

New Releases

Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner (DVD)

Astronaut: Last Push (DVD)

Blood (DVD, Blu-ray)

Blue Dream (DVD)

Chasing Ice (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Contractor (DVD)

The Corrupted (Purge Mankind) (DVD)

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History Of Friday The 13th (DVD, Blu-ray)

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

Electric Man (DVD)

Frankenstein’s Army (DVD, Blu-ray)

Hammer of the Gods (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Hostage Game (DVD)

How Sweet It Is (DVD)

Last Keepers (DVD)

Lizzie (DVD)

Love Is All You Need (DVD, Blu-ray)

Madonna: The MDNA Tour (DVD, Blu-ray)

Magic Puppy (DVD)

Marvel Knights: Ultimate Wolverine Vs. Hulk (DVD)

Mary and Martha (DVD)

Mole Man of Belmont Avenue (DVD)

Our Wild Hearts (DVD)

Phil Spector (DVD)

Ping Pong (DVD)

Radio Unnameable (DVD)

Reality Terror Night (DVD)

Ruby Gloom: Happiest Girl in the World (DVD)

Ruby Gloom: Gloommmates (DVD)

Ruby Gloom: Grounded in Gloomsville (DVD)

Ruby Gloom: Heart Rock & Roll (DVD)

Ruby Gloom: Venus De Gloomsville (DVD)

Ruby Gloom: Tooth Or Dare (DVD)

Ruby Gloom: Welcome to Gloomsville (DVD)

Scare Zone (A Conjuring Halloween Tale) (DVD)

Sisters & Brothers (DVD, Blu-ray)

Slip & Fall (DVD)

Star Trek Into Darkness (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Smurfs Christmas Carol (DVD)

The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow (DVD)

Three Worlds (DVD)

Tyler Perry Presents Peeples (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Unspeakable Act (DVD)

War Witch (DVD)

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks (DVD, Blu-ray)

Wish You Were Here (DVD, Blu-ray)

WWE: Legends of Mid-South Wrestling (DVD, Blu-ray)

Zombie Exs (DVD)

Captain America y el Santo vs Spider Man


28 Days Later / 28 Weeks Later (Blu-ray)

An American Hippie In Israel (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond (DVD, Blu-ray)

Blood Thirst / Thirsty Dead (DVD)

Count of Monte Cristo / Man Friday (DVD, Blu-ray)

Dark Canvas (DVD)

Death Force / Vampire Hookers (DVD)

Dick Tracy Box Set (DVD)

The Doll Squad / Mission: Killfast (Blu-ray)

The Fly (1958) (Blu-ray)

Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Gamera: War of the Monsters (six movies, titles n/a) (DVD)

Horny Diver: Tight Shellfish (DVD)

Jennifer Eight (Blu-ray)

Joy Ride (Blu-ray)

La Cage aux Folles [Criterion Collection] (DVD, Blu-ray)

Marathon Man (Blu-ray)

Mike & The Mechanics – Live at Shepherds Bush (Blu-ray)

Neil Sedaka – Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Blu-ray)

New World Order (DVD)

Next Friday (Blu-ray)

Psychopaths & Maniacs (The Photographer: Inside the Mind of a Psycho | Naked Trip: On The Run From The Mafia | Season in Hell: Evil Farmhouse Torture | The Bisbee Cannibal Club | Scarlet Fry’s Junkfood Horrorfest | Fetish Dolls Die Laughing | Zombie Lovers) (DVD)

Roger Corman Monsters (The Little Shop of Horrors | Attack of the Giant Leeches | The Wasp Woman | Creature From the Haunted Sea | She Gods of Shark Reef | Beast From Haunted Cave) (DVD)

Scanners II: The New Order / Scanners III: The Takeover (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Shepherd: Border Patrol (DVD)

Sliver (Blu-ray)

Snake Eyes (Blu-ray)

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold [Criterion Collection] (Blu-ray)

The Talented Mr Ripley (Blu-ray)

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – 20th Anniversary Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

UB40 – Mole Man of Belmont Avenue (Blu-ray)

Turkish Jaws (Col) - Running away from Cuneyt? Rookie mistake.

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