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The Invisible Woman, Here’s Lucy, Prelude to Axanar & more, plus Alain Resnais RIP

March 03, 2014 - 12:57 pm   |   By 

So... how’d you guys do in your Oscar pools? Here’s hoping you’re all sitting on a few extra bucks today and the sweet satisfaction of out-picking all your office pals. ‘Cause really, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

We’re kicking off the week with Todd’s weekly Doogan’s Queue rundown of all the biggest and bestest Blu-ray and DVD releases hitting stores tomorrow, so do check it out. A certain Best Picture-winning title is among them, as well as Gravity. Don’t miss it!  [Read on here…]

Also today, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon though our links goes to help support our work on your behalf here at The Bits and we surely do appreciate it.

In announcement news today, Sony has set Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman for Blu-ray Combo release on 4/1. Extras will include audio commentary with Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones, On the Red Carpet at the Toronto Film Festival and SAG Q & A with Ralph Fiennes and Felicity Jones.

MPI Home Video has set Here’s Lucy: The Complete Series for DVD only release on 3/25 (SRP $159.98). The 24-disc box set includes all 144 uncut episodes along with episode introductions; featurettes; Let’s Talk to Lucy lost interviews; special TV appearances and interviews; Treasures From Lucy’s Vault; special U.S. savings bond episode and public service film; slide shows; series production files; original CBS-TV network and syndication promos, and original sponsor billboards.

Meanwhile, Universal is releasing a second wave of Alfred Hitchcock films as BD singles for the first time on 5/6 (they’ve previously been available only in BD box set SKUs) including Family Plot, Frenzy, Marine, Topaz and Torn Curtain.

Lionsgate has set Mischief Night for DVD only release on 5/20.

And Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. have set the animated Regular Show: The Complete Third Season for DVD only release on 6/17 (SRP $26.95). All 40 episodes will be included along with an interview with series creator JG Quintel.

In other news, are any of you Star Trek fans? Walking in Hollywood / geek circles as we do here at The Bits, we have a lot of friends who work (or have worked) on some of your favorite genre TV shows and movies, Star Trek included. Now, a group of them has banded together to create a new Trek fan project called Star Trek: Axanar. They’ve just launched a Kickstarter to raise money for a "proof of concept" piece called Prelude to Axanar... and they’ve created a trailer as part of the effort. If you’re a Trek fan, you should definitely check it out. There’s some cool people involved and they’ve already created some amazing visual effects footage. Enjoy!

Finally today, we need to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of legendary French New Wave / Left Bank filmmaker Alain Resnais, who gave us a number of true classics of cinema, including Night and Fog, La Guerre est Finie, Hiroshima Mon Amour and Last Year at Marienbad. He was 91. More here at The New YorK Times.

We’ll leave you today with a look at the cover art for MPI’s Here’s Lucy: The Complete Series and Sony’s The Invisible Woman. We also include temp art for Warner’s The LEGO Movie, which is now available for pre-order (street date TBA)...

Here's Lucy: The Complete Series (DVD)    The Invisible Woman (Blu-ray Disc)    The LEGO Movie (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt

 

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