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Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:20

New announcements from Scream Factory and Kino Lorber, including Robot Jox, Black Sabbath, Life Stinks & many more!

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We’re got three more new reviews for you today from Tim Salmons: A look at Kino Lorber’s White Lightning (1973) and its sequel Gator (1976) on Blu-ray, as well as thoughts on Shout! Factory’s new Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXII DVD box set. Do check them out.

A quick review note: I’m currently working my way though Fox’s new Exodus: Gods and Kings – Deluxe Edition on Blu-ray and should have the review ready to post by Monday. I’ve got a few other reviews in the hopper too, so be sure to check back.  [Read on here…]

In announcement news today, Scream Factory has announced a couple more titles they have coming to Blu-ray in July and beyond, including Robot Jox (7/7), The Howling II (7/14), The Outing/The Godsend (7/14), Cellar Dweller/Catacombs (7/14), Ghost Town (7/28), and Nomads and I, Madman (TBA for Summer).

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Kino Lorber has announced that they will be releasing Ken Loach’s Hidden Agenda (1990), Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s The Honey Pot (1967), and Phil Karlson’s Hornets’ Nest (1970) on Blu-ray in September. In August, they have Michael Ritchie’s Diggstown (1992) and The Couch Trip (1988), Howard W. Koch’s Big House, U.S.A. (1955), Cornel Wilde’s Storm Fear (1955), John Berry’s He Ran All the Way (1951), Sheldon Reynolds’ Foreign Intrigue (1956), Jacques Tourneur’s War-Gods of the Deep (1965), Arnold Laven’s The Monster that Challenged the World (1957), and a trio of great Spaghetti Westerns, including Sergio Corbucci’s Navajo Joe (1966), Sergio Sollima’s Face to Face (1967), and Tonino Valerii’s A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die (1972). Also on the way in July are Mario Bava’s Black Sabbath (1963 – AIP Version), Pat O’Connor’s The January Man (1989), Robert Benton’s Still of the Night (1982), Stephen Hopkins’ Blown Away (1994), Steve de Jarnatt’s Cherry 2000 (1987) and Miracle Mile (1988), Jeremy Summers’ House of 1,000 Dolls (1967), Lili Fini Zanuck’s Rush (1991), Danny Bilson’s Zone Troopers (1985), Jim Clark’s Madhouse (1974), James Mills’ Report to the Commissioner (1975), Jonathan Kaplan’s Truck Turner (1974), Harold Becker’s Malice (1993) and The Onion Field (1979), Jeff Gillen & Alan Ormsby’s Deranged (1974), Dennis Feldman’s Real Men (1987), and Mel Brooks’ Life Stinks (1991). And in June, look for Bruce Geller’s Harry in Your Pocket (1973), Donald Westlake’s Bank Shot (1974) and Cops and Robbers (1973), Fraser C. Heston’s film adaptation of Steven King’s Needful Things (1993), Don Taylor’s The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977) and more.

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Also today, FUNimation has set Ping Pong: The Animation for Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 6/23.

The Cohen Film Collection has set Timbuktu for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/23 as well.

And Film Movement is releasing The Pillow Book (1996) on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/9.

Back tomorrow with more. Stay tuned!

Bill Hunt


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