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Thursday, 17 January 2019 12:54

Mortal Engines, Robin Hood (2018) with HDR10+, The Grinch, Willard, Sink the Bismarck! & more

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We have more new announcements for you today...

First, Universal Studios Home Entertainment has set Christian Rivers’ Mortal Engines for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K on 3/12. The 4K release will include both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio. Extras will audio commentary by the director and 5 featurettes (Welcome to London, End of the Ancients, Character Series, In the Air, and Film New Zealand).

Here’s an interesting item: Lionsgate has just set Otto Bathurst’s bombastic Robin Hood (2018) for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 2/19, with the Digital release due on 2/5. This will be the first physical 4K release to include both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. You’ll also get Dolby Atmos audio. Extras will include the 7-part Outlaws and Auteurs: Reshaping Robin Hood documentary, outtakes, and deleted scenes. [Read on here...]

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Here’s something cool: Eureka! in the UK has announced the Blu-ray/DVD Combo release of Sink the Bismarck! (1960) on 11 March, 2019. Extras will include a new interview with film historian Sheldon Hall and the theatrical trailer. Keep in mind, this will be a Region B release.

Scream Factory has revealed the extras you’ll get on their Willard (2003) Blu-ray, due on 2/26. Look for new audio commentary (with writer/director Glen Morgan and director of photography Robert McLachlan), new audio commentary (with animal trainers Mark Harden and David Allsberry of Animals for Hollywood), 3 new featurettes (The Road to Willard, Destination Willard, and The Rat Trainer’s Notebook), plus legacy extras including the previous audio commentary (with writer/director Glen Morgan, producer James Wong, actors Crispin Glover and R. Lee Ermey), deleted/alternate scenes with optional commentary, 2 featurettes (The Year of the Rat and Rat People: Friends or Foes?), a music video, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from the electronic press kit, the trailer, and TV spots.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (and Sony Pictures Classics) has set The Happy Price for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 2/12.

And Universal has set Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch for release on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 2/5. The 4K release will include Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio. Extras will include 3 Mini Movies, The Making of the Mini Movies, From Green to Screen, Who’s Who in Who-ville, My Earliest Grinch Memories, Songs from His Little Heart, Grinchy Gadgets, Any Who Can Draw: The Grinch, Max, and Fred, Cindy-Lou’s Yule Log, a music video, and more.

Also here at The Bits today, we have no less than SIX new Blu-ray reviews, including Tim’s take on Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 and The Mangler from Scream Factory, as well as the Day of the Dead: Ultimate Edition from Umbrella Entertainment, David’s review of Basic Instinct 2 from MVD Marquee Classics and A Man Called Peter from Twilight Time, and Dennis’ look at Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious from the Criterion Collection. Enjoy!

And we’ll leave you today with a look at the Blu-ray and 4K cover artwork for a few of the titles mention above and more. Click on each to pre-order them on if available (and remember that doing so helps to support our work here at The Bits, which we appreciate!)...

Mortal Engines (4K Ultra HD) Mortal Engines (Blu-ray Disc) Robin Hood (2018) (4K Ultra HD)

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (Blu-ray Disc) Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (4K Ultra HD) Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (Blu-ray 3D)

Stay tuned…!

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