May we say, mwa-hahahaha?

New on DVD and Blu-Ray

This week is full of great stuff in every direction; Criterion releasing Bringing Up Baby and finally giving Tarkovsky’s Mirror a decent-looking U.S. release, Paramount using its boutique “Paramount Presents” label to, uh, present new 4K restorations of both 48 Hrs. movies, Sony making their gorgeous 4K of Dr. Strangelove available as a standalone, Universal missing the 10th anniversary by a smidge with their 4K of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, God punishing us with a 4K of the original Space Jam (the subsequent release of a Howard the Duck 4K is of course a sign that He still loves us). But what really catches my eye is a Blu-Ray rescue of a movie long trapped on a shitty DVD, Noah Baumbach’s Mr. Jealousy. I can’t quite go to bat for it as a lost classic, it’s not as funny as Kicking and Screaming or as melancholy and caustic as what Baumbach makes afterwards, but even Baumbach in transition has some magic, in no small part because of the hilarious troupe of actors who largely split with him in the 2000s. Carlos Jacott has returned to the fold twice now, it should be John Lehr’s turn next.

48 Hrs. (Paramount)
Another 48 Hrs. (Paramount)
Bringing Up Baby (Criterion)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 4K (Sony)
The House on Sorority Row (MVD)
Howard the Duck 4K (Universal)
Mirror (Criterion)
Mr. Jealousy (MVD)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 4K (Universal)
Space Jam 4K (Warner)