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Monday, 02 February 2015 14:28

Details on Exodus extras, plus Kino Lorber April-July titles & Redemption’s Pete Walker Collection II

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All right, we have a couple things for you today...

First up, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has finally revealed the details of the extras you’ll find on the Exodus: Gods and Kings Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D combos when they arrive in stores on 3/17.  [Read on here…]

As with previous Fox BD titles, you’ll only get all the extras if you buy the Blu-ray 3D Combo. Disc One of that set will be a standard Blu-ray with the film in HD, the feature-length The Exodus Historical Guide trivia track, 9 deleted and extended scenes, and audio commentary by director/producer Ridley Scott and co-screenwriter Jeffrey Caine. Disc Two holds the lion’s share of the extras (produced as always by longtime Scott collaborator Charles de Lauzirika), including the Keepers of the Covenant documentary (featuring 14 Enhancement Pods), The Lawgiver’s Legacy: Moses Throughout History documentary, The Gods and Kings Archive, promotional featurettes for the film (including the HBO First Look), and 11 galleries. Disc Three is a Blu-ray 3D offering the film in high-definition 3D. Finally, Disc Four is a DVD edition including the film in SD, the deleted scenes, and the commentary. All versions of the film will be the 150-minute theatrical cut, with audio in English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, and English, English SDH and Spanish subtitles. Note that the regular Blu-ray release will include just Disc One (the standard movie BD) and Three (the DVD). You can see the cover artwork below.

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Meanwhile today, Kino Lorber has set street dates for their April slate of classic and catalog Blu-ray titles as follows: Tales of Terror (1962), Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968), Woman of Straw (1964), and Late for Dinner (1991) are all due 4/14, while Convoy (1978), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Wild at Heart (1990), Barquero (1970), and The White Buffalo (1977) are all due on 4/28.

Kino’s May slate (street dates TBA) is currently expected to include Premature Burial (1962), X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes (1963), The Train (1964), River of Death (1989), Revenge of the Ninja (1983), Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964), Kings of the Sun (1963), The McKenzie Break (1970), The Secret Invasion (1964), They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970), and The Organization (1971).

Kino’s June slate will offer Needful Things (1993), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977), Harry in Your Pocket (1973), F/X (1986), Bank Shot (1974), Cops and Robbers (1973), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), Inherit the Wind (1960), Hero and the Terror (1988), and An Eye for an Eye (1981).

[Editor’s Note: We’ve confirmed with Kino that their June release of Judgment at Nuremberg and Inherit the Wind will be DVD only, as Twilight retains the BD rights.]

And announced thus far for July are Malice (1993), The Onion Field (1979), Deranged (1974), Real Men (1987), and Life Stinks (1991).

Note that Kino’s anticipated BD releases of F/X2 (1991) and The Crimson Cult (1968) have been postponed. New dates will be announced soon.

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Also today, Lionsgate has set Yellowbird for DVD and digital release on 4/7, followed by Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Perfect Storm, I Really Hate My Ex, and Whitney on DVD and digital on 4/14, and Little House on the Prairie – Season Five Deluxe Remastered Edition on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on 4/14 as well.

And finally, Redemption has set The Pete Walker Collection II for Blu-ray release on 4/21, including the films Frightmare, The Flesh and Blood Show, House of Mortal Sin, Home Before Midnight, Man of Violence, and The Big Switch. Those last two titles are exclusive to this box set.

Here’s a look at that final cover artwork for Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings (with Amazon pre-order links for each)...

Exodus: Gods and Kings (DVD)    Exodus: Gods and Kings (Blu-ray 3D - Deluxe Edition)    Exodus: Gods and Kings (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

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