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Out This Week: Minions: Rise Of Gru, Re-Main, Dr Who: The Abominable Snowmen and More

Welcome back to your weekly update of the latest animation home releases. This week's batch is headlined by the most successful animated movie of the year so far, as Minions 2: The Rise Of Gru lands on disc in the US.  Arriving in the UK this week is the latest DC animated movie, Batman and Superman: Battle Of The Super Sons. Also new this week is another 'lost' vintage Doctor Who serial that has been recreated through animation, The Abominable Snowmen. And as usual, there are also several anime titles arriving on both sides of the pond.

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UK Releases For September 5, 2022

Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons (Warner Bros, 12) "11-year-old Jonathan Kent discovers he has superpowers, thus the half-Kryptonian gets thrusted into the complicated world of Super Heroes and Super-Villains -- who are now under attack by a malevolent alien force known as Starro. It's a race against time as Jonathan must join forces with assassin-turned-Boy-Wonder Damian Wayne to rescue their fathers and save the planet by becoming the Super Sons they were destined to be."

Combatants Will Be Dispatched!: The Complete Season  (Crunchyroll, LLC, 18 )"With world domination close at hand, the Kisaragi Corporation turns its sights interstellar conquest, and who better to take over a magical world than two randomly assigned minions—Combatant Agent Six and his android partner Alice? But Six's path up the evil corporate ladder won't be easy—a Demon Lord's army is hatching up its own nefarious plan!"


Doctor Who : The Abominable Snowmen (BBC, PG) "In the 17th century, an old Tibetan friend of the Doctor’s reached out and touched the mind of an alien disembodied energy, known only as the Great Intelligence, giving it a conduit to Earth. 300 years later, the Doctor revisits the Himalayas because he wants to return the Holy Ghanta, an ancient relic he was given many centuries ago by the grateful monks and their Master, Padmasambhava, at Det-Sen Monastery. On arriving however, the Doctor is treated as a villain – blamed for a series of brutal murders in the area. Jamie and Victoria meanwhile discover the true culprits – the previously peaceful Yeti that live in seclusion on the mountainside have apparently turned violent. The Doctor must convince the monks that not only is he not their enemy, but the real foe – and the power controlling the Yeti – is living amongst them. Most of the original 1967 master recordings of the six-part adventure ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ were lost soon after the programme’s original transmission. However, audio-only recordings of all the episodes have survived and have been used here to create six brand new fully animated presentations of this lost classic, as well as the one surviving segment, Episode Two."

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III Collector's Edition (MVM Entertainment, 15) "The rules of the Dungeon always seemed simple: Enter, avoid traps, kill monsters and gather treasure. But when Bell rescues a young vouivre, Wiene, who is capable of speaking, it changes his understanding of what the Dungeon’s monsters could be. Unfortunately, the discovery of the Xenos, a secret group of monsters who all speak, reincarnate, and are capable of rational thought, isn’t welcomed by all. With many of the Familias remaining determined to destroy all monsters on sight, Bell and the Hestia Familia quickly find themselves confronted on multiple fronts, even as other Familias work in secret to exploit the Xenos for their own sinister gains. And when the Xenos are forced to defend themselves, all hell breaks loose."

US Releases For September 6, 2022

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations: Set 13 (Viz Pictures, TV-14) "  An airship from the secretive organization Kara crashes while transporting something very valuable. Meanwhile, Boruto and the rest of Team 7 head to the Advanced Technology Lab on a mission to help test out Scientific Ninja Tools. But their mission is cut short when they receive word that Konohamaru's gone missing. A rescue mission quickly turns into a fight for survival!"


Magical Warfare: Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) " Takeshi Nanase's life hasn't been great since the accident that crippled his little brother, who blames Nanase for both that and stealing the girl he loved, while his parents have completely distanced themselves. Since Kurumi, his childhood friend, is not even really his girlfriend, the only thing that Takeshi has left is studying the art of Kendo. Until, that is, he discovers an unconscious girl in a strange uniform and suddenly finds himself in the business of rescuing damsels in distress, facing off against a group of magic users, and ends up with magical powers himself! Which, considering that he had no idea magic was even real, is quite a change in perspective. Unfortunately, all this means is that Takeshi now has a target on his back, and he's going to have to learn the basics really quickly if he expects to survive!"


Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal Studios, PG)"The untold story of one 12-year-old's dream to become the world's greatest supervillain."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD, DVD, 4K, Digital

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RE-MAIN: The Complete Season (Crunchyroll, LLC, TV-14) "Just after winning a national water polo title, a car accident leaves eighth grader Minato Kiyomizu in a coma, with no memories of his life as a sports star. But when he’s reminded of a promise he made, he has no choice but to dive back in."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+Digital



Upcoming Releases

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

Lightyear (Disney) September 13
Gunbuster: The Movie (Sentai) September 13
Dragon Ball Super Complete Series STEELBOOK (Crunchyroll) September 20
Urusei Yatsura Movie 5: The Final Chapter  (Discotek Media) September 27
Burn The Witch (Viz) October 4
Ranking Of Kings (Crunchyroll) October 11
When Marnie Was There STEELBOOK (Shout Factory/ GKIDS) October 11
The Deer King (Shout Factory/GKIDS) October 18
A Silent Voice STEELBOOK (Shout Factory) October 18
A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Shout Factory) October 18
Summer Ghost (Shout Factory/GKIDS) November 1
Belle STEELBOOK (Shout Factory/GKIDS) November 1
Cats Eye Season 2 (Discotek Media) November 28
Sherlock Hound (Disctotek Media) November 28.

This Week's Best Deals

All prices are subject to change and do not include postage or delivery costs, plus any additional taxes in the US. Titles are Blu-Rays unless otherwise stated.
Amazon Featured Deals 
An American Tale: Fievel Goes West $8.00 
Belle $17.60
Rick and Morty S2 $14.80
Turning Red $14.99
Turning Red 4k $19.99 
Abominable £5.99 

Encanto £9.99
Wreck It Ralph £2.65