New on DVD and Blu-Ray

Folks, I could talk about all kinds of movies out this week. There’s the releases of the landmark queer dramas Desert Hearts and Funeral Parade of Roses, the Blu-Ray upgrade of Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Samouraï, Arrow’s box set of the three films George Romero sandwiched between his first two zombie movies, Kino’s releases of F.W. Murnau’s The Last Laugh and Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius, new releases like Brigsby Bear, Wind River, and Atomic Blonde, and the U.S. debut of Pedro Costa’s Casa de Lava. But instead of all that, I will talk about The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, because wow. Certainly, the film’s grade school audience is already down with O.P.P., so they rode that familiarity to box office gold, by which I mean it had the lowest-grossing opening for any film ever released in more than 4000 theaters (why it was released in more than 4000 theaters, god only knows), by a margin of more than $15 million. But now it’s on Blu-Ray, where it can maybe make enough money to spawn The Nut Job 3: As Nutty As They Wanna Be.

Amityville: The Awakening (Lionsgate)
Aquarius (Kino)
Atomic Blonde (Universal)
Bananas (Twilight Time)
Battle Cry (Warner Archive Collection)
Brigsby Bear (Sony)
Casa de Lava (Grasshopper)
Desert Hearts (Criterion)
Doctor Dolittle (Twilight Time)
Funeral Parade of Roses (Cinelicious)
George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn (Arrow)
Gidget (Twilight Time)
The Incredible Shrinking Woman (Shout Factory)
Kedi (Oscilloscope)
The Last Laugh (Kino)
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (Universal)
The Paul Naschy Collection II (Shout Factory)
Preacher: Season Two (Sony)
Le Samouraï (Criterion)
This World, Then the Fireworks (Kino)
Wind River (Lionsgate)