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Monday, 23 March 2015 14:17

Good news: Universal’s new Apollo 13 Blu-ray WILL feature a newly restored HD presentation

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All right, we’ve got a pair of new Blu-ray reviews for you this afternoon. Tim has taken a look at Richard Fleischer’s Violent Saturday, a 1955 pulpy crime drama now available on Blu-ray from the fine folks at Twilight Time. Tim has also taken a look at Terry Gilliam’s 1981 classic Time Bandits, just released on Blu-ray in a fine new edition by our friends at the Criterion Collection. Don’t miss them!  [Read on here…]

The big news today is that we’ve confirmed that Universal’s new Apollo 13: 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray will feature a brand new 4K high resolution remaster with DRS and color correction scanned from the original 35mm film negative. In addition to all the previous Blu-ray extras, the new edition will also feature Apollo 13: Twenty Years Later, an “all-new retrospective featuring exclusive interviews with director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer.” However (for those who may be wondering) there is no IMAX version and no Atmos mix. Audio is English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby 2.0, plus French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese DTS Digital Surround 5.1. Note that this new film restoration is going to premiere theatrically on March 27 at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. Click on the cover art below to pre-order the title on Amazon...

Apollo 13: 20th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Disc)

In other release news today, Starz and Anchor Bay have set Power: The Complete First Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 5/12.

Also, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set With This Ring for DVD only release on 6/2.

And Lionsgate has set A Most Violent Year for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/7.

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