Animation Magazine

STUFF TO WATCH

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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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