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Home Market Releases for March 6th, 2018

March 6th, 2018

Lady Bird

Thor: Ragnarok is by far the biggest Blu-ray release of the week and one of the best blockbusters of 2017. However, it was already named Pick of the Week last week, so we will have to pick a different film this week. There are a few contenders: The Breadwinner, Faces Places, and Lady Bird. All three of them are Oscars nominated films, none of them won. It was a close call, but in the end, Lady Bird won.

Aliens Ate My Homework - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD
A live action kids movie based on a popular book series that is going Direct-to-DVD. It is selling better than expected, so that’s a good sign. However, there are no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes to judge it by. Perhaps rent it on VOD first.


Attack of the Killer Tomatoes - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray Combo Pack
Video on Demand
A B-movie classic, one that is sure to please fans of the genre. Is it worth picking up for fans of these movies? Or is a VOD rental all the movie is worth? Read our review to find out.

And yes, the review is more than a month late, but the screener arrived a month late, so I got it done as soon as I could.


The Breadwinner - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
Video on Demand
This film earned an Oscar Nomination for Best Feature-Length Animated Film, but it lost out to Coco. Extras include intro, audio commentary track, and a making of featurette. That’s not a lot, but it is better than most limited releases have and it is more than enough to be a Pick of the Week Contender.


Campfire Kiss - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD
Video on Demand
This is a Hallmark Channel Original. You know the drill. There are no reviews, but the target audience knows if they want to watch this film or not.

The Cat O' Nine Tails: Limited Edition - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Dario Argento’s second film didn’t suffer from a sophomore slump. Extras include a new audio commentary track and new interviews, as well as physical extras. I’m not sure this is enough if you already own the movie on Blu-ray, but if not, then this is the perfect opportunity.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season Nine - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD
I knew I wouldn’t have enough time to review a full season this week, not on Oscar weekend of all weekends, so I passed on this screener. It arrived anyway. I’ll try to get a review done this week, but I already have a screener for next weekend and another two or three that might show up late, so I can’t promise anything.

The Dark Crystal - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray Combo Pack or 4K Ulatra HD Combo Pack
Speaking of late screeners, I’m hoping to get a Blu-ray screener for this to review. I love this movie more than the average critic, but I will admit it has been at least a decade since I’ve seen it.


Faces Places - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
I thought for sure this film would win the Oscar for best documentary. If it had, then this DVD / Blu-ray would have sold a lot better this week. The extras are better than most documentaries get and it is clearly a Pick of the Week contender.


Fairy Tail:
Zero: - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray Combo Pack
Dragon Cry - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
Video on Demand
One of the few Anime titles that makes this list on a regular basis. This movie earned good reviews on My Anime List, but not as good as the TV series has earned. Extras on the TV show include a couple of audio commentary tracks, while the movie is not as lucky.


Lady Bird - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
This film earned five Oscar nominations, but went home empty-handed on Oscar night. That said, even if there were no extras on the DVD / Blu-ray, it would still be a Pick of the Week contender. It does have some extras: an audio commentary track and behind-the-scenes. That’s not a lot, but it is good enough for a limited release.


The Man Who Invented Christmas - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
Video on Demand
A Christmas film / biography about Charles Dickens. The film isn’t great, some were expecting Oscar-worthy, but it is a solidly entertaining film. The only extra is a making of featurette, so call it a solid rental, leaning toward a purchase.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Unicorn - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
An old school Anime that has been around in one form or another since the late 1970s. Like most Anime releases, there are not a lot of extras on the four-disc set. Then again, the price-per-minute is better than most imports.


Murder on the Orient Express - Buy from Amazon: DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
Video on Demand
The screener arrived a little late, but I was able to get the review done over the weekend. Was it worth the wait? Am I excited for the planned sequel? Check out our review to find out.


NFL Super Bowl LII Champions: The Philadelphia Eagles - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
Video on Demand
I don’t watch football, but I hear it was a good game. Also, it is the first Super Bowl win for the Eagles, that that should be nice for the fans. I’m a Canucks fan, so I don’t know what that feeling is like.


Thor: Ragnarok - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, or 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
Video on Demand (Movie Only) or Video on Demand (Plus Bonus Content)
I reviewed this film last weekend, but it doesn’t come out until this weekend.


Wonder Wheel - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Video on Demand
Possibly the second last film by Woody Allen. It is not a good movie and most can safely skip this one.

Blu-ray Releases - Buy from Amazon:
Bungo Stray Dogs: Season One - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray Combo Pack
Death Wish - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray Combo Pack
Drive-In Double Feature - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Fangs Of The Living Dead - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
A Fistful of Dynamite aka Duck, You Sucker - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Gintama - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
Girlish Number: Complete Collection - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Hammer Films Double Feature - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Volume Three or Volume Four
Immortal Demon Slayer - No Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Kiss Him, Not Me: The Complete Series - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray Combo Pack
Novitiate - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray
Scorched Earth - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
The Strangers: Collection Edition - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
Topaze - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray
Trickster: Part Two - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: Blu-ray Combo Pack
A Fistful of Dynamite aka Duck, You Sucker is a movie I keep meaning to buy on Blu-ray. The reviews are great and it looks fun.


4K Blu-ray Releases - Buy from Amazon:
Blue Planet II - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
Nature documentaries are amazing in high definition, so if you have a 4K TV, then this is worth picking up.


Video on Demand - Buy from Amazon:
Dirt - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
Hacked - Reviews - Buy from Amazon: DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack
Immortal Demon Slayer - No Reviews - Video on Demand
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle - Reviews - Video on Demand
The Terrible Two - Reviews - Video on Demand
I put in a request for Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle and I really hope I get it. It is the only secondary VOD release on this week’s list that I’m interested in seeing.


Filed under: Video Releases, Coco, Thor: Ragnarok, Murder on the Orient Express, The Breadwinner, The Man Who Invented Christmas, Novitiate, Dirt, Gekijôban Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry, Scorched Earth, Wonder Wheel, Lady Bird, Visages villages, Aliens Ate My Homework, Wu Kong, Woody Allen, Dario Argento
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