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Out This Week: Ghost In The Shell 4K, Transformers The Movie, Robotech, Dr Who and More

Now, this is more like it. After the traditional relative quietness of the summer months, this week's new release round-up is one of the most exciting in some time. Two fan faves get a 4K upgrade, with Ghost In The Shell releasing in the UK, and Transformers the Movie hitting in the US. Both also offer fancy limited editions. Another of the lost serials of Doctor Who has been resurrected through animation- the second Doctor stars in Evil Of The Daleks, landing in the UK this week. It's also a banner week for retro anime Stateside. The first part of the iconic Robotech: The Macross Saga finally arrives on Blu-Ray this week via Funimation. Discotek Media offer old-school sci-fi shows Orguss 02 and Galaxy Cyclone Braiger, 90's game-based action with Fatal Fury OVA Collection and more private eye thrills and spills from City Hunter. Arriving in multiple editions this week in the United Kingdom is Goro "son of Hayao" Miyazaki's CG feature Earwig And The Witch.

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UK Releases for September 27, 2021

Doctor Who: The Evil Of The Daleks (BBC, 12) "The TARDIS has been stolen. Marooned on Earth in the year 1966, the Doctor and Jamie set out to find the missing time-machine. Their investigations bring them to a mysterious London antiques shop, where all the antiques all seem to be brand new. Kidnapped by the antique shop's owner, the Doctor is then brought face to face with a very old enemy - the Daleks. Working from a house in Victorian England, the Daleks have a new master plan to conquer the universe. And in order to carry it out, they need the Doctor's help. The original 1967 master recordings of 'The Evil of the Daleks' were lost soon after the programme's original transmission. However, audio-only recordings of all seven episodes have survived and have been used here to create a brand new fully animated presentation of this lost classic."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital

Earwig And The Witch (Elysian, PG) "Growing up in an orphanage in the British countryside, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her life changes dramatically when a strange couple takes her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch. As the headstrong young girl sets out to uncover the secrets of her new guardians, she discovers a world of spells and potions, and a mysterious song that may be the key to finding the family she has always wanted."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray Steelbook, Blu-Ray Limited Edition, DVD

Fruits Basket Season 2 Part 2 (Funimation, 12) "Every day with the Somas brings new surprises, and Tohru s resilience shines through it all! Her mother s beautiful lessons slowly reach everyone, from Yuki s self-absorbed sibling to a tiny, timid tiger. Even Tohru s childhood friends were changed by the kindness of the Crimson Butterfly. But for Kyo, is any heart big enough to accept his deep dark secret?"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD, Blu-Ray Limited Edition

Ghost In The Shell 4K Edition (Funimation, 15) "Celebrate one of the most critically acclaimed anime films of all time in 4K Ultra HD! 2029: A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together with her fellow agents from Section 9, Kusanagi embarks on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity."
💿 FORMATS: 4k+ Blu-Ray, 4K Steelbook

Gundam Narrative (Anime Ltd, 12) "One year has passed since the events of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and the Laplace's Box was opened. Following the conflict called the "Laplace Incident", the Neo Zeon remnant force known as the Sleeves is destroyed. Both the Banshee and Unicorn Gundam are sealed away from public consciousness, locked in secrecy and meant to be forgotten by history. However, sightings of another Gundam are suddenly being reported. The Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex, thought to be lost since two years ago, has reappeared.


Teen Titans Go! See Space Jam (Warner Bros, U) "Sound the alarm! A spacecraft hovers over Jump City, and the Teen Titans spring into action and investigate. What they find is a troop of alien visitors. While the discovery puts Robin on the defensive, Cyborg is overwhelmed with excitement, because only he recognizes these strange beings as Nerdlucks, the aliens from the 1996 film Space Jam. It's a movie party back at Titans Tower as Cyborg introduces the rest of the Titans to the classic film – and you're invited! Enjoy a Titans-style movie screening, complete with wisecracks and wacky on-screen doodles courtesy of Teen Titans Go!" 

US Releases For September 28, 2021

10 Tokyo Warriors The Final Battle (Media Blasters, 16+) "10 Tokyo Warriors: The Final Battle contains episodes 4-6 of the anime directed by Hikaru Takanashi, Keizo Shimizu, and Noboru Ishiguro.
 Long ago, the land was in a state of chaos as the feudal lords waged territorial wars. In the midst of the bloodshed, a ferocious warrior, known as the Demon King, appeared and conquered all. Now, 400 years later, he returns to wield his apocalyptic wrath upon the city of Tokyo! Only ten ancient warriors have the power to stop him and there’s a problem. The 10th warrior, Jutto Segu, is reincarnated as a student at Fuuin High School. One day, Jutto is approached by a group of mysterious strangers who claim to be the returning souls of the valiant fighters who long ago defeated the Demon King. Will Jutto join the ancient supernatural slayers and help to destroy the Demon King?"

Case Closed: The Darkest Nightmare (Discotek Media, 13+) "A mysterious car accident leaves Detective Conan and his Junior Detective League pals with a new friend: a striking woman with different-colored eyes and retrograde amnesia. While the kids hope their fellowship will restore the woman’s memory, Conan and his older crime-busting colleagues have darker suspicions about her background — suspicions stoked when a coterie of international double agents start being assassinated. As the glittering Touto Aquarium’s Ferris wheel spins, a showdown with the Black Organization’s deadliest killers beckons – but with even Conan in over his head, can Japan Public Security’s Amuro and FBI ace Akai set aside their differences long enough to stand with Conan, and against the nightmare?"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

City Hunter Season 2 Part 2 (Discotek Media, TV-14) "The latter half of the second season features major changes to the City Hunter universe! Miki, a beautiful ex-mercenary seeks to marry her old mentor, Umibozu. Sayuri, a newspaper editor, confides to Ryo that she’s actually Kaori’s older sister. The coffee shop Cat’s Eye becomes a regular meet-up place for the characters and place of employment for Kasumi, the retired thief once known as Phantom 305. Meanwhile, Kaori sees a lot of action, such as becoming a thief to save an orphanage and rescuing herself and her sister from kidnappers. The second season culminates in a special three-part story, in which Ryo’s former partner from the US, “Bloody Mary,” reappears. Though a successful model now, Mary is haunted by her past, which threatens to kill both her and Ryo in the present. All this, plus Ryo Saeba’s “secret origin”!"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Fatal Fury OVA Collection (Discotek Media, 13+) "Having witnessed the murder of their father at the hands of crime lord Geese Howard, Terry and Andy Bogard spend their life training for revenge. When they return to Southtown, they deal with street fight after street fight as their master decides which of the two to teach the ultimate technique, the Senpuu Ken! Even if they manage to defeat Geese, they’ll also have to contend with his half-brother, Wolfgang Krauser, who is said to be even more powerful than the man who killed their father. This Blu-ray contains both specials, Legend of the Hungry Wolf and The New Battle, remastered in high-def for the first time!"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Galaxy Cyclone Braiger (Discotek Media, 13+) "In the year 2111, humanity has colonized the Solar System in earnest, but unfortunately, criminal syndicates called Connections often dominate the planets. When the police are overwhelmed and the Earth Federation government is ineffective, if not corrupt, only Cosmo Rangers J9 can protect the average citizens of the Solar System. J9 is a group of mercenaries in the asteroid belt, but they only fight for what’s right, with the help of their giant robot, Braiger. Even as Isaac (the brains), Kido (the marksman), Bowie (the pilot), and Omachi (the bomber) grow as a team, Khamen Khamen, the head of the Nubia Connection, rises above the other criminal organizations and enacts a plan that will devastate the Solar System and murder the majority of the human race. Inspired by samurai TV dramas, this super robot mecha anime is the first series of the J9 trilogy."
💿 FORMATS:  SD Blu-Ray

Rick and Morty Season 4 (Warner Bros )"Welcome to the world of Rick and Morty, a genius inventor grandfather and his less than genius grandson. Missing for nearly 20 years, Rick arrives at his daughter’s doorstep looking to move in, but her husband isn’t too thrilled. Rick converts the garage into his lab and involves Morty in his insane adventures."
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray

Robotech: Part 1 The Macross Saga (Funimation, 7+) "When an alien ship crashes in the South Pacific, humanity reverse-engineers its Robotechnology to build the warship SDF-1 and prepare for another assault. But the arrival of a new armada will kick off a generation-long war for both Earth and the cosmos!"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital

Super Dimension Century Orguss (Discotek Media, 13+) "Today, Kei Katsuragi's only concern is the love of his life. It doesn't really matter to him that he has more than one love - after all, as a pilot for the Freedom Space Corps, he might be dead tomorrow! In the future, war has changed, and Kei is all too familiar with the horrors it can bring. Atomic, biological, and chemical weapons are all in use, but even worse than those are the dimensional weapons, ordnance capable of tearing apart even time and space! As it happens, his next mission involves one of these terrifying weapons, the latest risky gambit in the war over the space elevator on Earth. Fleeing from the warmth of his lover (and her father's gun) to the coldness of space, Kei fights to protect a team of engineers as they arm the dimensional weapon on-site. But when they get orders to pull out without detonating the bomb, Kei disobeys, unwilling to make the sacrifices of the day meaningless. His brash actions have dire consequences beyond just a big kaboom, as that explosion flings him into the future!"
💿 FORMATS:  SD Blu-Ray

Transformers The Movie 35th Anniversary Edition (Shout Factory, 13+) "The year is 2005… For millennia, the heroic Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, have been at war with the evil Megatron and his Decepticons over control of their home planet of Cybertron. However, an even greater threat - Unicron, a colossal converting planet that devours everything in its path - is heading right for Cybertron. The only hope is the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Will the Autobots be able to save themselves and their home world in time?"
💿 FORMATS; 4k+Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray+DVD

To Love Ru Darkness 2 (Sentai Filmworks, 17+) "What is it about Rito Yuki that continues to draw beautiful alien girls towards him from all across the galaxy? It's not as though he's particularly attractive or talented, and his social skills are mediocre at best. And yet, somehow, this lackluster Japanese student has become the center of a girl-vortex that's sucking in more out of this world beauties than a black hole during a sale in a lingerie shop! Between Develukan Princess Momo, who's steadfastly determined to nail her Earthling paramour into a permanent relationship, even if she has to recruit family help to do it, and the transforming assassin Golden Darkness, who has her eyes set on taking Rito's hide as a trophy, things are just as out of control as ever when the Develuke Saga continues in To Love Ru Darkness Season 2!"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Upcoming Releases

All Release dates are subject to change. Listed Dates are for US release unless stated otherwise. Digital releases may be earlier.

Spirited Away 20th Anniversary Edition (Studio Canal, PG) Oct 11 [Amazon UK Exclusive]
The Little Vampire (Shout Factory) Blu-Ray+DVD, DVD  Oct 5
Injustice (Warner Bros, R) Blu-ray+Digital, DVD, 4K, Digital Oct 19
Venus Wars (Sentai Filmworks, 14+ ) Blu-ray Oct 26
Transformers The Movie 35th Anniversary (Funimation UK, PG) 4K, 4K Steelbook, Blu-Ray Oct 25 [UK] 
Neon Genesis Evangelion (GKIDS/Shout Factory) Blu-Ray, CE Blu-Ray November 8
 Future Boy Conan Complete Series (GKIDS/Shout Factory) Blu-ray Nov 16

Neon Genesis Evangelion (Anime Ltd) Blu-Ray, CE Blu-Ray Dec 8 [UK]
Project A-Ko (Discotek Media) Blu-Ray Dec 21


This Week's Deals

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Amazon are offering the new LAIKA Studios Collection for $14.96 each- Coraline, ParaNorman, Boxtrolls and Kubo And The Two Stings are all available.

Amazon UK is offering the recently released Luca on Blu-Ray for just £10, Tom & Jerry The Movie for £7, and Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle Of The Realms for £11.95. In the realm of Anime, pick up cult classic Belladonna Of Sadness for £7.99,  acclaimed wartime drama In This Corner Of The World for £4.98 and blockbuster Your Name for £5.40.

All offer prices and available titles are subject to change at any time. RightStuf Weekly Specials available until Saturday, October 2.