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Out This Week, The Nightmare Before Christmas Metalocalypse: The Movie And More


Welcome back to another edition of Out This Week.  Notable new releases this week include a new 4K edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas, Metalocalypse sequel movie Army of the Doomstar and fan favourite Ranking Of Kings.  New to the UK this week is The Ancient Magus' Bride OAV episode, the latest DC animated movie Justice League: Warworld,  Love Live Superstar and Resident Evil's latest CGI movie Death Island

UK Releases For August 21, 2023

The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm (Crunchyroll LLC, 12) "Having been ostracized by both her relatives and partially by society, orphaned high school student Chise Hatori decides to sell herself at an auction in order for somebody else to take her in and have a new place to call home. At the auction in London, she is sold for five million pounds to Elias Ainsworth; a seven foot tall humanoid with a skull for a head. This magus who seems closer to demon than human will either bring her the light she desperately seeks or drown her in ever deeper shadows in her new country, Britain."

Justice League: Warworld (Warner Bros., 15) "Until now, DC's Justice League has been a loose association of super-powered individuals. But when they are swept away to Warworld, a place of unending brutal gladiatorial combat, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the others must somehow unite to form an unbeatable resistance able to lead an entire planet to freedom."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray,DVD, Digital

Love Live! Superstar!! (Anime Ltd., 12)" Tokyo’s brand-new Yuigaoka Girls’ High School has no history, no upperclassmen, and no reputation—its first students are starting from scratch! A team of five girls led by Kanon Shibuya discover school idols, and their hopes to do something with singing begin to grow. They begin the “School Idol Project” with a blank slate and infinite potential. It’s time for their Love Live to take flight!" 
FORMATS: Blu-Ray (AllTheAnime Exclusive until September 18)

Resident Evil: Death Island (Sony, 15) "D.S.O. agent Leon S. Kennedy is on a mission to rescue Dr. Antonio Taylor from kidnappers, when a mysterious woman thwarts his pursuit. Meanwhile, B.S.A.A. agent Chris Redfield is investigating a zombie outbreak in San Francisco, where the cause of the infection cannot be identified. The only thing the victims have in common is that they all visited Alcatraz Island recently. Following that clue, Chris and his team head to the island, where a new horror awaits them."

US Releases For August 22, 2023

Engage Kiss Complete Set RightStuf Exclusive (Aniplex, 13+)"Shu lost his entire family in a special incident caused by demons called "D Hazards". He makes a contract with Kisara, an A-class demon, and she exterminates demons for him in order to solve past D Hazards and the mystery of the incident. The contract is to obtain the devil's power by kissing in exchange for his memories. A love triangle between a man, a devil, and his ex-girlfriend. With Kisara's great power, the truth is revealed little by little... Their uncertain bond teeters between love and contract. Where is their destiny headed..?"

Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar (Warner Bros, R) "After the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth, DETHKLOK frontman Nathan Explosion finds himself traumatized in a BRUTAL professional and romantic flat-spin all while he is tasked with fulfilling the prophecy and confronting the ultimate songwriting challenge: write the SONG OF SALVATION and save the planet. Can Nathan Explosion look beyond his brutally damaged ego to save his band, stop the Metalocalypse, and finally face the ultimate evil: Salacia?"

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4K (Disney, PG)  "When the king of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, gets bored of his job preparing for Halloween every year, he discovers Christmas Town and is inspired to take control of Christmas season for a change. Unfortunately his ghoulish subjects have difficulty getting the festive holiday quite right. Meanwhile, Sally, a pretty maid who takes care of her creator, Dr. Finklestein, is trying to escape from her confines. She worries for Jack and foresees his plans will end in ruin."
FORMATS: 4K+Blu-Ray, 

Ranking of Kings: Season 1, Part 2 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "The Magic Mirror leads her evil forces to the throne room for a hostile takeover. Meanwhile, Bojji and Kage rush back to help as Hiling’s knights try to retake the castle. But as Bojji’s abilities grow, he’s faced with his fiercest enemy yet - his father."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Collector's edition

Reincarnated as a Sword: Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14)"When you're killed in one reality and wake up as a sentient sword in a world where magic is real, what else can you do with your steely new existence except become an adventurer? Even though his shiny new form can levitate itself around, our slicing implement without a name also craves a wielder: a mighty warrior with whom to partner, explore and slay monsters. Instead, he gets Fran, a young cat girl, former slave, and trouble magnet who names him Teacher. It's as odd a pairing as they come, and whether they'll be sharp enough to make the cut in the realm of high adventure will be anyone's guess!"

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