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Graham Chapman doc, Phantasm II extras, Fringe art & TONS of new Echo Bridge/Miramax BDs

January 25, 2013 - 2:15 pm   |   By 

Well… we’re closing out the week here at The Bits with another slow news day.  But we do have a couple things to report announcement-wise...

Virgil Films will release A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman on DVD only on 2/12.

Shout! Factory has a Jackie Chan Double Feature of Police Story and Police Story 2 coming on Blu-ray on 4/16.

Shout has also announced that their Phantasm II: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and DVD (due 3/5 – SRP $29.93 and $19.93) will include audio commentary with director/writer Don Coscarelli and actors Angus Scrimm and Reggie Banister, The Ball is Back! documentary, The Gory Days with Greg Nicotero featurette, additional behind the scenes footage (Makeup Effects and On the Set), deleted scenes, alternate takes and additional gore footage from the work print, trailers for Phantasm, Phantasm II and Phantasm III, original TV spots, 3 still galleries (Behind the Scenes, Makeup Effects and Hollywood Premiere) and a rare short film starring Rory Guy (a.k.a. Angus Scrimm) as Abraham Lincoln.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set Kill for Me for DVD only release on 2/12.

Millennium Entertainment has Spiders coming on DVD only on 2/8.

And Echo Bridge Home Entertainment will release a number of Miramax catalog titles on Blu-ray for the first time, including Down to You, Senseless, Beautiful Girls, Benefit of the Doubt, Playing by Heart, Bounty Hunters, Immortality, Music of the Heart, Marvin’s Room, American Son, The Shipping News and Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back on 3/26, and Hoax, Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball, Full Frontal, Fresh, She’s So Lovely, Nameless, Hellraiser VII: Deader, The Grifters, Heaven, Dragon Lord, Jersey Girl, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Mother’s Boys, Best of the Best: Without Warning and Fortress for Blu-ray release on 5/7.

We’ll leave you with a look at the Blu-ray cover art for Warner’s Fringe: The Complete Fifth and Final Season (due 5/7), and final BD cover artwork for Universal’s Continuum: Season One (3/26) and Jurassic Park 3D (4/23)…

Fringe: The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray Disc)    Continuum: Season One (Blu-ray Disc)    Jurassic Park 3D (Blu-ray 3D)

Back on Monday with reviews and more.  Stay tuned!

- Bill Hunt

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