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Con­stan­tine: City of De­mons - The Movie

[Warner, $25 BD | $40 4K] In the ramp-up to Hal­loween we get plenty of creepy ti­tles to en­joy. Comics fans/oc­cultists gotta grab this R-rate WB An­i­ma­tion, Blue Rib­bon Con­tent & DC Ent. fea­ture based on the CW Seed se­ries. Matt Ryan reprises the role of John Con­stan­tine to help cure a girl af­flicted with a su­per­nat­u­ral coma. Set in­cludes “Un­der­stand­ing John Con­stan­tine” and Won­der­con panel fea­turettes. [Oct. 9]

Free! Movie Col­lec­tion

[Fu­ni­ma­tion, $100 BD] Pin­ing for the lost days of sum­mer? Then dive into high-stakes swim meet ad­ven­tures in the an­ime fea­ture films High Speed!, Start­ing Days, Time­less Med­ley, dou­ble fea­ture The Bond & The Prom­ise, and Take Your Marks. Di­rected by Ya­suhiro Take­moto and Eisaku Kawanami and cre­ated by Kōji Ōji, the Ky­oto An­i­ma­tion/an­i­ma­tion Do pro­duc­tions fol­low the beloved se­ries’ boy swim­mers from mid­dle school through col­lege prep as they take on fresh chal­lenges and make a splash! [Oct. 2]

Ho­tel Tran­syl­va­nia 3: Sum­mer Va­ca­tion

[Sony, $31 | $39 BD | $46 4K] When Mavis packs her dad (and the rest of the Drac Pack) of on a mon­ster cruise ship for some fun-with­out-sun, things get dan­ger­ous when Drac falls overboard for the enig­matic cap­tain, Ericka. In­cludes two mini-movies ( Puppy!, Good­night Mr. Foot) and a boat­load of fun in­ter­ac­tive fea­tures. [Oct. 9]

Mamoru Hosoda Movie Col­lec­tion

[Fu­ni­ma­tion, $100 BD] With the ac­claimed an­ime di­rec­tor’s lat­est work, Mi­rai, com­ing to the­aters in Novem­ber, it’s the per­fect time to re­visit the fan­tas­ti­cal, sci-fi tinged worlds and heart­felt sto­ries he crafted for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Sum­mer Wars, Wolf Chil­dren and The Boy and the Beast -- col­lected here in a sin­gle high-def set for the first time. The gor­geous movies are ac­com­pa­nied by cast and crew in­ter­views and other spe­cial fea­tures. [Oct. 16]

More hot picks…

Sailor Moon S: The Movie BD [VIZ], My Lit­tle Pony: 35th An­niver­sary Edi­tion clas­sic + 2017 movie set [Lion­s­gate], Cel­e­brat­ing Mickey [Dis­ney], DC Su­per Hero Girls: Le­gends of At­lantis [WB]; Mon­ster Hunter Sto­ries: Ride On, Pop Team Epic: S1, Re­cov­ery of an MMO Junkie: The Com­plete Se­ries and Zil­lion: The Com­plete Se­ries BD [Fu­ni­ma­tion]; Terra For­mars: Re­venge [WB]; Chuck Jones’ How the Grinch Stole Christ­mas! BD [WB]; or the Deluxe Edi­tion Rankin-bass set Orig­i­nal Christ­mas Spe­cials Col­lec­tion [Universal]. ◆

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