In announcement news today, Criterion has just unveiled their May release slate, which is set to include Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dileman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Cat #484 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 5/9, Orson Welles’ Othello (Cat #870 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Yasujiro Ozu’s Good Morning (Cat #85 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 5/16, Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan (Cat #871 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 5/23, and Terry Zwigoff’s Ghost World (Cat #872 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 2 (Cat #873 – Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD) on 5/30.
Universal has announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of Studio Ghibli’s animated Ocean Waves on 4/18.
Scream Factory has set Willard and Ben for release on Blu-ray on 5/16.
Shout! Factory has set Never to Young to Die for Blu-ray and DVD release on 4/11, starring John Stamos, Vanity, and Gene Simmons.
The Warner Archive has announced that they’re bringing Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Complete Season Three and The Valley of Gwangi (1969) to Blu-ray in the weeks ahead. Street dates should be available soon.
Kino Lorber Studio Classics has announced that they’re working on a new Blu-ray and DVD release of The Spiral Staircase (1946). The street date is TBA.
Major League Baseball has announced the 2016 World Series: The Complete Game 7 – Ultimate Edition for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/9.
While we’re talking sports, ESPN has set several of their ESPN Films 30 for 30 documentaries for release on Blu-ray on 4/25, including Believeland, The Book of Manning, Or Miracles and Men, Bad Boys, and Unguarded.
And National Geographic’s Mars is now due on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/11.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned…
- Bill Hunt