New on DVD and Blu-Ray

Not a huge week compared to the onslaught of previous slates, but there’s good stuff to be had. For one, all of Satoshi Kon’s (finished) animation work is now on Blu-Ray, with the release of his series Paranoia Agent. Just as worthy of celebration, the pretentious fraud himself enters the Criterion Collection with Amores Perros. And Arrow happily overshadows Criterion by putting out a 4K of Tremors. And then there’s Tenet. Distanced from every factor of its release, it’s still easy to see as the most love-it-or-hate-it movie Nolan has made to date. Nolan’s Michael Mann obsession is well-noted, and this is him finally entering the late-Mann era of brute-force, jargon-heavy curiosities, albeit with much higher-rez cinematography to back it up. It’s a lot to take in, but anybody who gets on its wavelength is rewarded by one of the most moving films in the Nolan catalog, its knotty time-travel-but-not-really details mostly serving as windowdressing for a movie about looking out for others in their times of need. Like Interstellar before it, it might be cornball but it’s so disarmingly sweet that it really gets to me.

Amores Perros (Criterion)
Bodies, Rest & Motion (Kino)
The Curse of Frankenstein (Warner Archive Collection)
Diary of a Mad Housewife (Kino)
Guncrazy (MVD)
The Harvey Girls (Warner Archive Collection)
Holiday Affair (Warner Archive Collection)
Ladybug Ladybug (Kino)
Mister Roberts (Warner Archive Collection)
Paranoia Agent (FUNimation)
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (Kino)
Tenet (Warner)
Tremors (Arrow)