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Killing Them Softly, Zulu Dawn & more, still no Cloud Atlas date, plus Les Misérables pre-orders

January 31, 2013 - 1:47 pm   |   By 

All right, we’ve got another great new Blu-ray Disc review for you this afternoon from our own Joe Marchese.  Joe’s given Warner’s new Blu-ray Book release of the 1927 classic The Jazz Singer a look, and he’s got his thoughts on it for you all to read today.  Enjoy!

Speaking of Warner, as many of you know Amazon.com recently pulled pre-orders of BD and DVD release of Cloud Atlas, which had been listed on the retail site as coming on 2/5.  The studio is sending out reminders to the press today reiterating once again that Cloud Atlas isn’t coming on 2/5 and that in fact the title has not yet been officially announced by the studio, just in case there was any lingering confusion.  So put your plans on hold for the time being and we’ll post official details as they come in.

Meanwhile, Amazon is already taking pre-orders for the Blu-ray Combo and DVD release of Universal’s Les Misérables, directed by Tom Hooper (SRP $34.98 and $24.98).  No street date or official announcement is available yet.

In other release news today, Anchor Bay and The Weinstein Company have just set Killing Them Softly for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 3/26 (SRP $39.99 and $29.98).  The film stars Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Sam Shepard and more.  Extras will include deleted scenes and The Making of Killing Them Softly featurette.

Music Box Films has set Any Day Now for Blu-ray and DVD release on 4/23.

Magnolia Home Entertainment will release John Dies at the End on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/2.

Flicker Alley will release Nanook of the North, The Wedding of Palo and other Films of Arctic Life on Blu-ray on 3/12.

Severin Films has Zulu Dawn (1979) set for Blu-ray release on 3/12.

And a heads-up for you Disney animation fans: Lady and the Tramp, Lady and the Tramp II and all three Lion King films are apparently set to go “back in the vault” in March.  So if you want to get your hands on the Blu-rays, they might cost you more on the secondary market if you wait too long.

Here’s a look at the Blu-ray covert artwork for Killing Them Softly, Weinstein’s The Master (due 2/26) and revised/final Blu-ray 3D cover art for Fox’s Life of Pi (3/12)…

Killing Them Softly (Blu-ray Disc)    The Master (Blu-ray Disc)    Life of Pi (Blu-ray 3D)

Stay tuned.

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