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Out This Week: Fritz The Cat, Venus Wars, Goblin Slayer, Superman and More



Another week, another edition of our new release round-up. UK collectors can pick up new family animation with Spirit Untamed The Movie or Space Jam: A New Legacy, retro fun in the original 80's Transformers The Movie or anime such as Aria and Goblin Slayer.

Stateside, it's a big week for the old school. Original adult animated feature Fritz The Cat and its sequel makes its Blu-Ray debut this week. Discotek Media unleashes retro action with City Hunter and Sentai Filmworks releases sci-fi cult classic Venus Wars in a brand new edition. Warner Bros meanwhile brings 90s Superman The Animated Series to Blu-Ray for the first time.

 
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UK Releases For October 25, 2021

 


 

Aria Season 1 Collection (MVM, 12) "When Akari Mizunashi travels to the city of Neo-Venezia on the planet of Aqua, the beauty of the city is beyond anything she's ever seen before. It's here that Akari hopes to achieve her dream of becoming an "undine" - a female tour guide who navigates the canals of Neo-Venezia on an elegant gondola. As she begins her training with the prestigious Aria Company, will she be up to the challenges that await her on the path to achieve her dream? "
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray







 

Black Clover Season 3, Part 4 (Funimation UK, 12) "The Magic Knights prepare to attack Megicula and other Spade Kingdom-dwelling devils, but things are not quite so simple for this crew. They only have six months to get ready―and earth, fire, and water will all play key roles in the devils’ defeat!" 
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray+Digital






 


Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown (Funimation UK, 12) "At the request of the Sword Maiden, Goblin Slayer and his party head to the mountains in search of a noble's daughter. After rescuing the girl from certain death, the adventurers devise a plan to infiltrate the dwarf fortress and destroy the goblin horde from within. However, when the goblin paladin arrives, a brutal battle begins."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital





   

Space Jam: A New Legacy (Warner Bros, U) "Welcome to the Jam! When NBA champion and cultural icon LeBron James and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered‐up roster of NBA and WNBA stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest‐stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready‐for‐action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way." 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-ray, DVD, 4K, Digital 
  

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Spirited Untamed: The Movie (Universal, U) "Lucky Prescott's life is changed forever when she moves from her home in the city to a small frontier town and befriends a wild mustang named Spirit."
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray
  





 

Transformers: The Movie (Funimation UK, U) "The year is 2005 … For millennia, the heroic Autobots, led by Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen), have been at war with the evil Megatron (Frank Welker) and his Decepticons over control of their home planet of Cybertron. However, an even greater threat – Unicron (Orson Welles, Citizen Kane), 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? An all-star cast, including Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek), Eric Idle (the Monty Python films) and Robert Stack (The Untouchables), brings this inimitable, explosively entertaining Autobot adventure to life."
💿 FORMATS: 4K+Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, 4K Steelbook 

  



US Releases For October 26, 2021




  

A Letter to Momo (GKIDS/ Shout Factory, NR) "The last time Momo saw her father they had a fight—and now all she has left to remember him by is an incomplete letter, a blank piece of paper penned with the words "Dear Momo," but nothing more. Moving with her mother to the remote Japanese island of Shio, Momo soon discovers three yokai living in her attic, a trio of mischievous spirit creatures that only she can see and who create mayhem in the tiny seaside community as she tries desperately to keep them hidden. But these funny monsters have a serious side and may hold the key to helping Momo discover what her father had been trying to tell her." 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD, 

  

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City Hunter: The Complete First Season (Discotek Media) "Ryo Saeba, the legendary City Hunter, is a first-class sweeper for hire, taking on jobs from protecting beautiful women to taking out bad guys permanently. He can be a private detective or hitman, whatever the case calls for, and it often requires the use of his superhuman marksmanship. But even so, Ryo can’t do it alone. His partner is Kaori Makimura, the younger sister of his murdered best friend. Kaori serves as his assistant, while also protecting their attractive clients from Ryo’s “mokkori” advances with her trusty supply of 100 ton hammers. Though they always appear to be at each other’s throats, the partners trust each other implicitly when the chips are down, and together they’ve solved various tough cases."
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray

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Fritz The Cat (Scorpion Releasing, NR) "Maverick writer/director Ralph Bakshi (Heavy Traffic, Wizards) made his feature-length film debut with this audacious foray into adult-content animation, creating one of the most successful animated features of its time! Based on a legendary character created by underground comic book artist/writer R. Crumb, Fritz the Cat is a brilliant commentary on ’60s life and a “snarling satire that stubbornly refuses to curl up in anyone’s lap” (Playboy). It’s the age of awakening and Fritz, one way-cool cat and NYU student, loves to embrace every experimental experience that crosses his path. Embarking on a fantastic journey of self-discovery, he indulges in everything from multiple bedroom follies to a wild joy ride through a dangerous Harlem. But when Fritz joins a group of radically aggressive hippies, he finds himself holding the dynamite that will detonate the ultimate ’60s statement—one that could cost him his life."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray
 






Goblin Slayer: Season One (Funimation, TV-MA) "The adventurers’ guild thinks goblin quests are low-rank fodder; something for trainees to handle. But one silver-ranked adventurer sees goblins for what they really are - monsters to be driven back to their caves, Goblin Slayer in tow." 
💿 FORMATS; Blu-Ray+Digital 





 

Hajime No Ippo: The Fighting! Fighting Spirit Collection 3 (Discotek Media, NR)"Makunouchi Ippo is an ordinary high school student in Japan. Since he spends most of his time away from school helping his mother run the family business, he doesn't get to enjoy his younger years like most teenagers. Always a target for bullying at school (the family fishing business grants him a distinct odor), Ippo's life is one of hardship. One of these after-school bullying sessions turns Ippo's life around for the better, as he is saved by a boxer named Takamura. He decides to follow in Takamura's footsteps and train to become a boxer, giving his life direction and purpose. Ippo's path to perfecting his pugilistic prowess is just beginning."
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray


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Higurashi: When They Cry- Gou Season 1, Part 1 (Funimation, TV-MA) "Rural Hinamizawa is a close-knit community with a mysterious history, but it doesn’t stop the locals from welcoming a newcomer. Yet something about this village seems off. What could they be hiding, and why does fear permeate the air?" 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital 




 

Lupin the Third Part V: Misadventure In France (Disctotek Media,NR)"Lupin meets the modern world of technology! With the help of the young security expert Ami, Lupin steals a digital fortune from Marco Polo, a wealthy dark web bank. When a social media game suddenly goes viral, everyone on the planet seems to be out to catch Lupin and his gang! Lupin, his gang, and Ami flee to another country to escape arrest. But the game changes from “catch” to ‘Kill,” placing a bounty on their heads! Extra Features: Preview Trailer, Creditless Opening & Ending Sequences, Art Galleries, 50th Anniversary OVA “Is Lupin Still Burning?”
💿  FORMATS: Blu-Ray 


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The Melancholy Haruhi Suzumiya: Seasons 1 & 2  Essentials (Funimation, TV-14) "Haruhi Suzumiya dislikes all things ordinary. She’d much rather meet aliens, time travelers, or espers, but they’re not exactly showing up at school. So to make life more interesting, she’ll start her own club—the SOS Brigade!"
 💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital 


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Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans: The Complete Series (Funimation, TV-MA) "A group of child soldiers are ordered to protect a young diplomat sent to Earth. When terrorists attack their transport, one of the teens must head into battle using a war-era relic, the Gundam Barbatos. Rebelling, they now fight for survival—and freedom!" 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray RIGHTSTUF EXCLUSIVE 




 

The Nine Lives Of Fritz The Cat (Scorpion Releasing, R) "Fritz the Cat may have lost one of his lives in the comics, but in his new movie, he has eight more lives left to go! While his wife screams at him, Fritz lights up a joint and reminiscences about what could have been." 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray



 

Sgt. Frog Season One (Discotek Media, NR ) "The frog-like Sergeant Keroro and his platoon are sent to Earth to scope out an invasion, but after a mishap, they’re abandoned by the main force and taken in by an average teenager, Fuyuki Hinata, and his bossy big sister, Natsumi. Though plans for another invasion attempt proceed, Sarge soon settles into the rhythm of modern Tokyo and becomes addicted to anime and making plastic models. Meanwhile, the Hinata household is turned upside down." 💿 FORMATS: SD Blu-Ray* 

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Shaman King (Discotek Media, NR) " Based on the original manga, laid back Yoh Asakura spends his nights chilling with the local ghosts, including legendary samurai Amidamaru, who Yoh befriends as his Guardian Ghost. Yoh is a Shaman, and not only can he see spirits, he can unite with them and unlock incredible powers. Turns out he’s not the only one, as the “Destiny Star” marks the start of the Shaman Tournament. Every 500 years Shamans all over the world gather and fight to see who will become: The Shaman King! This complete collection includes all 64 English dubbed TV episodes from the 2003 series!" 
💿 FORMATS SD Blu-Ray* 

 



 

She, The Ultimate Weapon (Sentai Filmworks, TV-MA) " Separated in the chaos when their city was bombed, students Shuji and Chise's lives are shattered despite the actions of a mysterious defender. After reuniting with Chise in the ruins, Shuji is horrified to discover that she is no longer the girl he knew. Twisted and reshaped by nightmarish science, her body has been transformed into something that isn't completely human: a living weapon! And even worse, the remaining facets of the person she once was seem to be fading away. Can Shuji continue to feel love for the shell of the person Chise once was? And how long can Chise's soul endure inside a device whose only purpose is to kill? As the fires of war burn, a young woman teeters on the brink of becoming the engine of the final apocalypse!" 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-ray

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Superman: The Complete Animated Series (Warner Bros, TV-PG) "The creative team behind the Emmy® Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series chronicles the adventures of Superman, the legendary Super Hero. As the planet Krypton is destroyed, its leader, Jor-El, secures his infant son, Kal-El, in a rocket that will transport him to Earth. There, a young Clark Kent (voiced by TIM DALY) discovers the truth about his interplanetary heritage. Upon reaching adulthood, he assumes the identity of Superman, the Man of Steel, in the city of Metropolis, battling the forces of villainy and continuing his quest for "Truth, Justice and the American way." Fly with Superman in this complete collection of adventures" 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

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Venus Wars (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "When an ice comet slammed into the planet Venus, terraforming its toxic atmosphere into one capable of sustaining human life, mankind's dream of colonizing other worlds became a reality. Unfortunately for the colonists, Venus isn't the paradise they'd dreamed of. As crops fail and competition for resources intensifies, hostilities grow until the two inhabited continents stand on the brink of war. Reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capital of Aphrodia just as Ishtar attacks and only the intervention of Hiro Seno and his Battle Bike team saves her from certain death… but now Aphrodia is under Ishtar's control and Sue, Hiro, and his teammates find themselves on the run! However, their unique skill at Battle Bike, which combines motorcycle racing with roller derby, may just prove to be the secret weapon Aphrodia needs to win the Venus Wars." 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-ray 

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Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina - The Complete Season (Funimation, TV-14 ) "For Elaina, life’s a big adventure. Inspired by her favorite book, she grows to become a witch and see the world she’s read so much about. With everyone she meets, she becomes part of their tale as they become part of hers. So, where to next?" 
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital



* SD Blu-Ray contains video in standard definition and may not play on all Blu-Ray Players or devices.



Upcoming Releases

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



Robotech Part 2: The Masters Saga (Funimation)  Blu-Ray Nov 11
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
Princess Mononoke Special Edition (StudioCanal) Blu-Ray Nov 29 [UK]
Porco Rosso Special Edition (StudioCanal) Blu-Ray Nov 29 [UK]
Rick and Morty Season 5 (Warner Bros) Blu-Ray, DVD, Blu-ray Steelbook December 7
Cartoon Saloon Irish Folklore Trilogy (StudioCanal) Blu-Ray LCE Dec 13 [UK]
Neon Genesis Evangelion (Anime Ltd) Blu-Ray, CE Blu-Ray Dec 8 [UK]
Project A-Ko (Discotek Media) Blu-Ray Dec 21





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All offer prices and available titles are subject to change at any time. RightStuf Weekly Specials are available until Saturday, October 30.