New on DVD and Blu-Ray

This week provides a fine selection of new releases, including, my hand to god, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. The previous two were pretty mediocre, with too much emphasis on bullshit messaging, but this one sees Genndy Tartakovsky allowed to just throw in whatever weirdo gags he wants into the barest framework of a story, and the result is frequently delightful. At the very least, the image of a giant dog passing as human by wearing a trenchcoat and tiny fedora is one of the best things I’ll see in any film this year. Now, I haven’t seen any of the other new releases out this week, but I’ll definitely check out Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham’s entry in the “adolescence is hell on earth” genre, and Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, because no matter how much he disappoints me, I will still follow Gus Van Sant wherever he goes. In catalog titles, Criterion gives Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s long-unseen miniseries Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day its first U.S. release, while Scream Factory rings in the spooky season with special editions of Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat and the House on Haunted Hill remake.

Art School Confidential (MVD)
Bad Ronald (Warner)
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (Lionsgate)
Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day (Criterion)
Eighth Grade (Lionsgate)
Hotel Artemis (Global Road)
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Sony)
House on Haunted Hill (Shout Factory)
The Man in the Iron Mask (Shout Factory)
The Official Story (Cohen)
One True Thing (Universal)
A Prayer Before Dawn (Lionsgate)
Skyscraper (Universal)
The Story of Us (Universal)
Trick ‘r Treat (Shout Factory)