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All right, first things first today… our own Jeff Kleist has turned in a review of Echo Bridge and Miramax’s Fortress on Blu-ray. The disc is currently available only as a Best Buy exclusive but will become widely available on 5/7. Enjoy!
Now then… Warner Archive is starting to take pre-orders on select limited “manufactured in small batches” Blu-ray titles and the first up is the Coen Brothers’ The Hudsucker Proxy! SRP is $19.95 and the disc is expected to start shipping on 2/26. There’s no word on extras if any (perhaps a trailer) but audio will be in DTS-HD 2.0. We expect more titles to be available soon. [Editor’s Update: Hudsucker is actually the third such title after Gypsy and Deathtrap - just FYI.]
Meanwhile, Warner Home Video has officially set their Clint Eastwood: 40 Film Collection DVD box set and Clint Eastwood: 20 Film Collection Blu-ray box set for release on 6/4 (SRP $178.98 and $129.95). You may remember that we first revealed these titles way back in October at Warner’s 40th Anniversary press event. Each set will include the exclusive new Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story documentary in addition to all the bonus content on the individual film discs. Click here for the complete list of titles.
Warner is also releasing A&E’s Longmire: The Complete First Season on DVD only on 5/28. The 2-disc set will include all 10 episodes along with The Slow Burn: Shooting Longmire featurette, a still gallery and deleted scenes. Presumably that means the second season will start airing on A&E in June.
Speaking of the Coen Brothers, Shout! Factory is getting ready to release Sam Raimi’s Crimewave on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 5/14 (SRP $26.99). The film was written by the Coens. Bonus content is still TBA.
Shout! has also officially announced the DVD release of the animated Beetlejuice: The Complete Series on 5/28. The 12-disc set will include all 94 episodes. Note that this set will only be available at Amazon.com. See the cover artwork below.
In other news, Sony has set Rust and Bone for Blu-ray and DVD on 3/19. Extras audio commentary with director/writer Jacques Audiard and co-writer Thomas Bidegain, 6 deleted scenes with commentary and 3 featurettes (Making Rust and Bone: A Film by Antonin Peretjatko, VFX Breakdown by Mikros and On the Red Carpet: Toronto International Film Festival).
Sony has also set Pegasus vs. Chimera for DVD only release on 4/23.
Anchor Bay Films has set Girls Against Boys for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/26. The film was an official selection at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. Extras will include audio commentary.
Anchor Bay has also set Pawn for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 4/23 (SRP $29.99 and $24.98). Both will include a behind-the-scenes featurette.
Lionsgate and Miramax are releasing Robert Rodriguez’s Curandero: Dawn of the Demon on DVD only on 3/12.
Here’s a look at the cover art for Sony’s Rust and Bone Blu-ray, Warner’s Fringe: The Complete Series (due 5/7) and Shout! Factory’s Beetlejuice: The Complete Series DVD…
- Bill Hunt