New on DVD and Blu-Ray

This week Criterion gives us two movies with some of the most delightful Italian stereotypes in cinema history; the goofy gangsters in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai and almost literally everybody in Moonstruck. And as you’ll see next week, that’s not all for them releasing great Italian and Italian-American cinema, making all of November the spiciest of meatballs. Other than Italian icon Illeana Douglas’s starring role in Allison Anders’ Grace of My Heart, there’s nothing else for me to make pasta/pizza jokes about, so I’ll move on. Sony’s set of all six Resident Evil movies in 4K may seem like a better fit for last month, but I’m sure it’ll clean up with families buying holiday gifts for their vulgar auteurist members. There’s also Arrow’s release of the hippie sci-fi cult classic Silent Running, Cinema Guild supporting the person who supported the girls by giving Andrew Bujalski’s Beeswax a new restoration, and Shout Factory finally bringing everybody’s second-favorite high-concept Ivan Reitman comedy, Twins, to Blu-Ray. And also there’s Josh Boone’s The New Mutants, which was fully shot three years ago, was supposed to come out two and a half years ago, and fell ass-backwards into arriving at theaters this year in the director’s intended form, a form which nobody really cared that much for when they saw it. But hey, I’m sure Boone’s Replacements biopic will be great!

Beeswax (Cinema Guild)
Beyond the Door (Arrow)
The Broken Hearts Gallery (Sony)
The Croods 4K (Universal)
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (Criterion)
Grace of My Heart (Scorpion Releasing)
Moonstruck (Criterion)
The New Mutants (Disney)
Relic (Shout Factory)
Resident Evil: The Complete Collection 4K (Sony)
Rio Grande (Olive)
Silent Running (Arrow)
Twins (Shout Factory)
Unhinged (Lionsgate)
Westworld: Season Three (Warner)