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Slow news day, but we do have a couple of title announcements for you…
First, Warner Home Video has announced that it’s about to begin production on a new documentary called Necessary Evil: The Villains of DC Comics. Presumably, this will all tie into the forthcoming release of Man of Steel, etc.
Meanwhile, Shout! Factory has announced a new DVD collection from the golden age of Japanese animation – Gaiking: The Movie Collection, which will include a trio of feature length movies edited from the original series, plus a brand new English language audio track. Watch for it in stores on 5/21.
And 20th Century Fox has announced LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out for Blu-ray/DVD combo release on 3/26. The set will come packaged with a little mini LEGO Darth Vader figure.
By the way, Fox has also set Via Zapata for BD release on 5/7 in addition to One Hour Photo, Brubaker and Verdict.
Finally, any Universal Monsters fans out there? Amazon currently has an Italian import version of the Universal Classic Monsters Collection on Blu-ray (from Ais) that comes packaged in a coffin box, with a book and poster art cards for each of the films. Amazon claims it’s all region. Just $99 – pretty cool. Here’s a picture…
Anyway, we’ll leave you today with a look at the cover artwork for Universal’s Phantom of the Opera (1943) BD single (due 6/4), Fox’s LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out and Universal’s Mama (5/7)…
Don’t forget that HBO’s Game of Thrones returns this weekend for its third season. Also, there’s WonderCon in Anaheim today through Sunday – I may drop by and I know Dr. Jahnke plans to roam the show on Saturday. And a very Happy Easter to those who celebrate it too.
- Bill Hunt