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Out This Week: Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio, Looney Tunes, TMNT: Mutant Mayhem and More


Welcome back to another edition of Out This Week. New in home entertainment this week is this year's Best Animated Feature Oscar winner Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio, which has gone straight to a Criterion Edition on 4K, Blu-Ray and DVD. Also new this week is Jeff Rowe's acclaimed reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Looney Tunes: Collector's Choice Volume 2, Shaun The Sheep: The Complete Series and a handful of new anime titles. New for collectors in the UK is the second half of Nadia: Secret Of Blue Water on 4K and the Blu-Ray debut of 80's fave The Care Bear Movie.



UK Releases For 11 December, 2023




The Care Bears Movie (Altitude Film Distribution, U) "The Care Bears watch over a young brother and sister who have lost their trust in humanity. Meanwhile an evil wizard wishes to cover the Earth in concrete."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray



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Nadia: Secret Of Blue Water Part 2 4K (Anime Ltd., 12) "It’s 1889 and people from around the globe are flocking to Paris to see scientific achievements at the Exposition Universelle despite rumors of dangers lurking in the oceans. While attending the fair, teenaged inventor Jean meets Nadia, a mysterious girl who possesses a highly sought-after crystal called Blue Water. Pursued by nefarious forces, the pair journey by sea and by sky to escape their would-be captors and to discover the secret of the crystal. NADIA: THE SECRET OF BLUE WATER is a sci-fi adventure on the high seas from Hideaki ANNO. The classic series is a preview into ANNO’s early directorial vision before creating NEON GENESIS EVANGELION and returns with an all-new 4K restoration"
FORMATS: 4K



Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (Paramount Pictures, U) "A magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, and gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The Mighty Pups. For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. But things take a turn for the worse when the pups’ arch rival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams with a mad scientist to steal the superpowers for the two villains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups have to stop the supervillains before it’s too late, and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD
 



US Releases For December 12




A Couple Of Cuckoos Volume 2 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14) "Sachi struggles with jealousy as Erika and Hiro fall for Nagi, who is just totally confused. While his feelings start to get in the way of his grades, his personal life’s never been more fun! Can he figure out a way to have it all?"
FORMATS: Blu-Ray



 

Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte: Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "If the actions of fictional characters can influence the lives of people in the "real" world, can the real world also influence the fictional characters? Find out as Aoto Endo and Shihono Kobayashi play the game Love Me Magically!, in which villainess Lieselotte Riefenstahl seems inevitably doomed due to the game's intrinsic story, structure, and programming. Aoto, however, believes that Lieselotte is not truly evil and simply misunderstood, and as she espouses this conviction, something strange occurs… the character of Siegwald, Lieselotte's fiancĂ©, starts to hear and act upon Aoto's ideas! But will Siegwald's new behavior lead Lieselotte's horrible life to some less than horrible outcomes? See if the bad girl can be saved!"
FORMATS: Blu-Ray



Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Criterion Edition (Criterion, PG) "A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy."
FORMATS; 4K, Blu-Ray, DVD




I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss: The Complete Season (Crunchyroll, TV-14)"Aileen Lauren d’Autriche wakes up inside her favorite otome game but soon realizes she’s the villainess! To avoid her programmed destiny, she decides to try and marry the game’s ultimate bad guy. Will her dating skills be enough to save her second life?"
FORMATS: Blu-Ray



Looney Tunes Collector's Choice Volume 2 (Warner Bros, ) "The characters of Looney Tunes get themselves into crazy situations."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray






One Piece Collection 33 (Crunchyroll LLC, TV-14)"Chopper and Carrot get trapped in Brulee’s maze of mirrors while Luffy’s battle against Cracker forces him to take on a new Gear Four form. After a close call, Luffy finally catches up to Sanji, who turns their reunion into a shocking duel. Elsewhere on the island, Brook squares up for a nearly impossible battle against Big Mom, and Sanji accidentally uncovers a not-so-sweet secret about Pudding.
FORMATS: Blu-Ray+DVD









Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (Paramount Pictures. G) "A magical meteor crash lands in Adventure City, and gives the PAW Patrol pups superpowers, transforming them into The Mighty Pups. For Skye, the smallest member of the team, her new powers are a dream come true. But things take a turn for the worse when the pups’ arch rival Humdinger breaks out of jail and teams with a mad scientist to steal the superpowers for the two villains. With the fate of Adventure City hanging in the balance, the Mighty Pups have to stop the supervillains before it’s too late, and Skye will need to learn that even the smallest pup can make the biggest difference"
FORMATS: Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital



Shaun The Sheep: The Complete Series (Shout Factory) "Join Shaun the Sheep and his barnyard buddies, Bitzer, Shirley, Timmy, and more as they deliver a flock-load of wacky shenanigans from the farm...from bath time to party time and everything in between!"
FORMATS: Blu-Ray



 

Sword Art Online: Progressive - Scherzo of Deep Night (Aniplex, 13+) "Over a month has passed since 10,000 users were trapped inside the "Sword Art Online" world. With the support of female Information Broker Argo, clearing the floors seemed to be progressing smoothly, but conflict erupts between two major guilds who should be working together."
FORMATS: Blu-Ray Collector's Edition (Crunchyroll Store Exclusive)






Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (Paramount Pictures, PG) "The film follows the Turtle brothers as they work to earn the love of New York City while facing down an army of mutants."
FORMATS: 4K, Blu-Ray, DVD



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