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Out This Week: Blue Giant, Kung Fu Panda 4 and More

Welcome back to another fine edition of Out This Week. Newly released this week is GKIDS Film's jazz odyssey Blue Giant. For those interested in animation history there is Animation Night In Canada, a selection of animated shorts from the National Film Board Of Canada from 1965-1985. Also released this week is anime romance The Dangers in My Heart.

New in the UK this week is the digital home premiere of Kung Fu Panda 4. New on Blu-Ray this week is The God Of High School and the middle chapter of Justice Leauge: Crisis On Infinite Earths (Part Two). 

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UK Releases For April 29, 2024

The God Of Highschool (Anime Ltd., 15) " Jin Mori has proclaimed himself the strongest high schooler. His life changes when he’s invited to participate in “God of High School,” a tournament to determine the strongest high schooler of all. He’s told that if he wins, any wish he makes will be granted... All the participants are powerful contenders who fight their hardest for their own wishes. What awaits them at the end of the tournament? A chaotic battle between unbelievably strong high school students is about to begin!"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Justice League: Crisis On Infinite Earths Part Two (Warner Bros, 15 ) "An endless army of SHADOW DEMONS bent on the destruction of all reality swarms over our world and all parallel Earths! The only thing opposing them is the mightiest team of metahumans ever assembled. But not even the combined power of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and all their fellow superheroes can slow down the onslaught of this invincible horde. What mysterious force is driving them? And how do the long-buried secrets of the Monitor and Supergirl threaten to crush our last defense?"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray 

Kung Fu Panda 4 (Dreamworks, PG) "After three death-defying adventures defeating world-class villains with his unmatched courage and mad martial arts skills, Po, the Dragon Warrior (Jack Black), is called upon by destiny to … give it a rest already. More specifically, he’s tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace. In the process, Po will discover that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places."
FORMATS: Digital Rental, Digital Retail

US Releases For April 30, 2024

Animation Night in Canada Vol. 1 (Canada International Pictures, NR) "Long celebrated for its groundbreaking achievements in animation, the National Film Board of Canada has earned international acclaim and dozens of Oscar nominations for its animated shorts. During a particularly fertile period between 1965 and 1985, the NFB played an instrumental role in the medium's rapid evolution, breaking new ground with a wildly varied and inventive run of films that are alternately abstract, eerie, entertaining, poetic, poignant, and psychedelic. An eye-opening overview of this seminal period in animated film history, ANIMATION NIGHT IN CANADA, VOL. 1 features 14 Oscar-nominated classics with style and personality to spare."
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Blue Giant (GKIDS/Shout Factory, NR) "Dai Miyamoto's life is turned upside down the day he discovers jazz. A former high school basketball player, Dai picks up a saxophone and begins practicing day and night, determined to become one of the greatest of all time. He leaves his sleepy hometown for the bustling nightclubs of Tokyo, but soon finds the life of a professional musician is not for the faint of heart. His passion eventually wins over the cocky but talented pianist Yukinori, and after Dai convinces his friend Shunji to learn the drums, they launch a new jazz trio whose rough sound contains a raw energy that quickly wins attention from local audiences. But what does it take to truly be great?"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray, Digital

The Dangers in My Heart: Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, TV-14) "Kyotaro Ichikawa occupies the lowest rung on his school’s social ladder. The self-described lone wolf fancies he’s one bad day away from a meltdown, and this wannabe troubled teen daydreams of ways to disrupt class and shatter his peers’ peaceful school lives… but even this bad egg feels his heart skip a beat around Anna Yamada, his gorgeous classmate who’s as goofy as Kyotaro is gloomy! Turns out Anna and Kyotaro are two oddball peas in a pod, and neither of them are who they appear to be at first glance. As facades fade and their true selves emerge, will Kyotaro and Anna defy their expectations of each other — and of themselves?"
💿 FORMATS: Blu-Ray

Strawberry Shortcake's Spring Spectacular (NCircle, NR) "Strawberry thinks more popularity will help her baking dreams come true and decides to compete to win best float at the flower festival. Pumpkin Spice, not wanting to be outdone, teams up with the Purple Pieman to stop Strawberry from winning."
💿 FORMATS: DVD,  Digital Rental, Digital Retail

Rango 4K June 4
Buddy Daddies June 11
Ninja Scroll: The Series July 4 [UK]
School-Live!: Complete Collection July 09
Vinland Saga Season 2 Part 1 July 02
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Bladeworks July 16
FLCL Season 1 July 30 

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