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Each week here at Bloody Disgusting we like to highlight some of the new Blu-ray releases hitting shelves across the world. Please note that this isn’t every release for the week, just a few of the ones that jumped out at us.

Very, very light weak for Blu-ray releases but still some good stuff to add to your collection! Nicolas Cage has a new movie out where he does battle with sharks which sounds pretty amazing. And as much as I love Nicolas Cage that’s only my third favorite release of the week. The real big ones are Arrow Video’s release of The Black Society Trilogy and the Lionsgate release of The Man Who Fell To Earth. You’re going to want to make sure you get both of those!

US Releases

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (Lionsgate, Region A)

Synopsis:
The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Season 1 (BBC, Region A)

Synopsis:
Corpses – cops – trap – cult – assassins – Pararibulitis – vampires – lottery ticket – kitten – corgi – EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED! Welcome to the world of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; a trippy mystery that thrusts a reluctant sidekick into the bizarre world of an unconventional detective who believes in the interconnectedness of all things.

The Monster (Lionsgate, Region A)

Synopsis:
A mother and daughter must confront a terrifying monster when they break down on a deserted road.

Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy (Arrow, Region A)

Shinjuku Triad Society
Amidst a Chinese and Japanese mafia war, a lawyer for the Chinese mob finds a rift forming between him and his corrupt police office brother.

Rainy Dog
A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him.

Ley Lines
A group of Chinese youths living in Japan struggle to make their way in life and eventually find trouble with the local crime syndicate.

The Man Who Fell to Earth (Lionsgate, Region A)

Synopsis:
Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to create the vast fortune he needs to build a return spacecraft and soon becomes a financial tycoon. Instead of moving forward with plans to save his home planet, though, he becomes enamored with his life on Earth.

 

Chris Coffel is originally from Phoenix, AZ and now resides in Portland, OR. He’s written a number of unproduced screenplays that he swears are decent. He likes the Phoenix Suns, Paul Simon and 'The 'Burbs.' On and cats, he also likes cats.


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