New Releases, week of 9/21/13: World War Hee Hee Edition


The big new release of the week is the in-name-only adaptation of World War Z. Once maligned and expected to tank, the movie wound up being profitable and there’s talk of a sequel. Other big new things this week include Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, the eco-thriller The East, Michel Gondry’s The We and the I, and, of course, WWE Summerslam 2013. (Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!)

On the re-release side, Criterion’s putting out a new edition of Ingmar Bergman’s Autumn Sonata on DVD and Blu-ray as well as a Blu-ray debut for Richard Lannklater’s Slacker. George Romero’s Day of the Dead has a collector’s edition re-issue, and there’s a complete collection of the Tremors quartet/tetralogy on Blu-ray.

After the cut, the newbies, the re-res, and get a little bit of hee hee.

New Releases

12-12-12 the Concert for Sandy Relief (DVD)

1st Night (DVD, Blu-ray)

Aberration (DVD)

After All These Years (DVD)

All’s Fair In Love And Advertising (DVD)

American Lowrider (DVD)

Anathema – Universal (Blu-ray)

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor (DVD)

Anjelah Johnson: The Homecoming Show (DVD)

Ashamed (DVD)

Augustine (DVD, Blu-ray)

Bank Roll (DVD)

Behind the Candelabra (DVD, Blu-ray)

Bernadette (DVD)

A Big Love Story (DVD)

Bless Me, Ultima (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Bling Ring (DVD, Blu-ray)

Blood Of 1000 Virgins! (DVD)

Brainwave (DVD)

Breakout (DVD)

A Broken Code (DVD)

Church Of Misery – Terror in Tokyo (DVD)

Daddy I’m a Zombie (DVD)

Death By VHS (DVD)

Disconnect (DVD, Blu-ray)

Drift (DVD, Blu-ray)

The East (DVD, Blu-ray)

Easy Rider: The Ride Back (DVD)

Eyes Of The Woods (DVD)

Frontline: Two American Families (DVD)

Gimme the Loot (DVD)

A Girl and A Gun (DVD)

Greetings from Tim Buckley (DVD)

Halloween Home Haunts (DVD, Blu-ray)

Haunted History (DVD)

The Haunting of Helena (DVD)

Hidden in the Woods (DVD)

In The Fog (DVD)

Java Heat (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Jonas Project (DVD)

The Lackey (DVD)

The Last Tycoon (DVD, Blu-ray)

Mr. Sophistication (DVD)

Muirhouse (DVD)

My Boo (DVD)

Paranormal Asylum (DVD)

The Possession Of Sophie Love (DVD)

Scenic Route (DVD, Blu-ray)

Self Storage (DVD)

Serial Buddies (DVD)

Shanghai Calling (DVD)

Showgirls 2: Penny’s From Heaven (DVD)

Simon Killer (DVD)

Sofia the First: Ready to Be a Princess (DVD)

Somebody Up There Likes Me (DVD)

Space Junk (IMAX) (Blu-ray)

Steve Pyke’s Moonbug: Apollo Astronauts and Their Journeys in Space and to the Moon (DVD)

Summer School Sex Teachers (DVD)

Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway the Movie (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Trade Off: The Uncut Version, That Goes All the Way (DVD)

Triumph of the Wall (DVD)

War of the Buttons (DVD)

The We and the I (DVD)

World War Z (DVD, Blu-ray)

WWE: Summerslam 2013 (DVD, Blu-ray)

You Don’t Need Feet to Dance (DVD)

Re: Shaolin Soccer Expansion


200 Pounds Beauty (DVD)

The Atomic City (Blu-ray)

Autumn Sonata [Criterion Collection] (DVD, Blu-ray)

Bedford Springs (DVD)

The Bees (DVD)

Bloodlust Director’s Cut (DVD)

Day Of The Dead (Collector’s Edition) (DVD, Blu-ray)

The Devil Bat: Kino Classics Remastered Edition (DVD, Blu-ray)

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (Blu-ray)

Escape From Zahrain (Blu-ray)

Frankenstein (Blu-ray)

Friday the Thirteenth (DVD)

In The Market (DVD)

Jackie Chan: Beginnings – Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin / Magnificent Bodyguards (DVD)

Letter to Three Wives: 65th Anniversary (Blu-ray)

Medieval Park (DVD)

Peter Gabriel – Live in Athens (DVD, Blu-ray)

Riot (Blu-ray)

Samuel Goldwyn Collection (Wuthering Heights | Pride Of The Yankees | The Best Years Of Our Lives | The Bishop’s Wife | Hans Christian Andersen | Guys & Dolls) (DVD)

Slacker [Criterion Collection] (Blu-ray)

Theatrical Horror 4-Pack(Pandorum | Let Me In | Apollo 18 | The Crazies) (DVD)

Tremors Attack Pack (Tremors | Tremors 2: Aftershocks | Tremors 3: Back to Perfection | Tremors 4: The Legend Begins) (Blu-ray)

Two Men in Manhattan (DVD, Blu-ray)

Unsolved (DVD)

Vault of Terror (Maniac Too! | Driller Killer | Night of the Living Dead | A Good Samaritan in New York City) (DVD)

Wicked, Wicked (DVD)

The Wind and the Long Black Scarf (DVD)

X-Rated Cartoons (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.