Weekly Release Roundup!

Hello fellow geeks!  Welcome to your weekly article on all Blu-Ray/4K Ultra HD/Digital film and television releases.  While I won’t be noting everything released for a particular week, I’ll be highlighting some of the more notable ones.  I’ll also include a brief description of the film, the main actors/actresses and director, whether or not I’ve seen it, and a Rotten Tomatoes/MetaCritic score for those who like that kind of thing.  Enjoy!




Sausage Party 

Director:  Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan

Starring:  Seth Rogen, Kristin Wiig

What It’s About:  In a grocery store various foods including protagonist Frank (Rogen) dream of being chosen and taken by humans to Paradise.  When Frank discovers the horrible truth he must convince his friends of their reality. 

Have I Seen It:  Yes.  Read my review here!

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Certified Fresh at 83%

MetaCritic Score:  66



Bubba Ho-Tep

Director:  Don Coscarelli

Starring:  Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis

What It’s About:  The real Elvis Presley (Campbell), having faked his own death years ago, lives quietly at a retirement home in East Texas.  His only friend is Jack (Davis) who is actually John F. Kennedy who survived the assassination attempt, was dyed black, and then abandoned at the nursing home by Lyndon Johnson.  Together the two fight an ancient mummy who is terrorizing the retirement home.

Have I Seen It:  Yes. 

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Certified Fresh at 78%

MetaCritic Score:  57




Taxi Driver (40th Anniversary Edition) 

Director:  Martin Scorsese

Starring:  Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

What It’s About:  Disillusioned Vietnam War vet and taxi driver Travis Bickle (De Niro) cruises the streets of New York City.  Along the way he tries to woo Cybill Shepherd, save a teenage prostitute (Foster) and possibly assassinate a politician.

Have I Seen It:  Yes. 

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Certified Fresh at 99%

MetaCritic Score:  93







Director:  James Schamus

Starring:  Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon

What It’s About:  Set against the backdrop of the Korean War, Jewish working class student Marcus (Lerman) attends college and meets the wealthy and elegant Olivia (Gadon).  While at school Marcus also confronts the dean regarding the role of religion in academic life

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  Certified Fresh at 81%

MetaCritic Score:  79




The Initiation

Director:  Larry Stewart

Starring:  Vera Miles, Daphne Zuniga

What It’s About:  A sorority member and her fellow sisters are stalked by a relentless killer in this 80s slasher flick.

Have I Seen It:  No.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:  None

MetaCritic Score:  None


Also on this date:

Sisters (Final Season)   – One Piece: Season Eight – Voyage Four   – Red Dwarf XI   – Bloody Blacksmith   – Dirty   – Warrioress   – Hetalia: The World Twinkle (S6)   – The Hospital 2   – The Void   – One Nation Under Trump   – Out of Print   – Bleed   – Plan 9   – Daemos Rising   – Being Evel   – Private Vices Public Virtues   – Non Non Biyori Repeat   – Sky Wizards Academy (Complete Series)   – The Heroic Legend of Arslan (S1-P2)   – Overlord (Complete Series)   – Five Nights in Maine   – Snowtime!   – American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock   – The Goodbye Girl – Rush Hour Trilogy – Daredevil Season 1 – Black Sails Season 3 – Lone Wolf and Cub (Criterion Edition) – Into the Badlands Season 1 – Strike the Blood (Series) – Night has a Thousand Desires – Billions Season 1 – I, The Jury – Kickboxer: Vengeance


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