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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 17:44

Paramount makes Beverly Hills Cop II official for 4K, plus Ang Lee’s 1st film, more KLSC, Shout’s Scream Factory TV & more

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We have a trio of new disc reviews for you all to enjoy today...

Stephen has taken a look at Dario Argento’s Phenomena (1985) on 4K Ultra HD from our friends at Synapse Films. It features an early performance by Jennifer Connelly, and the 4K is apparently pretty lovely.

Stephen has also reviewed Howard Hawks’ Man’s Favorite Sport? (1964) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The film stars Rock Hudson and Paula Prentiss.

And Dennis has turned in his thoughts on Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit (1982) on Blu-ray, also from Kino Lorber Studio Classics, featuring the great Edward James Olmos in an early role.

Also today, this is the final couple of days to vote in the 2022 Home Entertainment Media Play Awards, so be sure to head on over to their website to get your picks in quick. Voting ends on 4/1. [Read on here...]

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In announcement news, Paramount has officially set Beverly Hills Cop II for release on 4K Ultra HD on 5/17. The film is already available in Digital 4K via streaming. The 4K disc will include both Dolby Vision and HDR10 high dynamic range, along with the previous 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. You can see the cover artwork above-left and also below.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has also set The King’s Daughter for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/19, with the Digital release expected on 4/4. Extras will include a deleted scene and the Cast Reflections on The King’s Daughter featurette.

Lionsgate will release The Exorcism of God on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 4/19. Extras will include deleted scenes and two featurettes.

Lionsgate and A24 have also set Ti West’s latest horror film X for release on Blu-ray Combo and DVD on 5/24. Extras will include a featurette and an extended scene.

Sony will release Jockey on Blu-ray on 4/5. The Digital version is now available.

Film Movement will release director Ang Lee’s first film, Pushing Hands (1992), on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 5/10.

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has announced a few more great new Blu-ray titles that are coming in the months ahead. Look for Brian Trenchard-Smith’s Stunt Rock (1977) and Eddie Romero’s Savage Sisters (1974) on 6/7, followed by a double-feature of The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929) and The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930) on 6/14. Also “coming soon” are Buzz Kulik’s Sergeant Ryker (1968), the Anna May Wong Collection which includes Robert Flory’s Dangerous to Know (1938), Nick Grinde’s King of Chinatown (1939), and Kurt Neumann’s Island of Lost Men (1939).

And in the UK, Eureka! Has set Huang Feng’s The Shaolin Plot (1977) for release on Blu-ray on 6/20 in the UK, in a limited edition of just 2000 copies. It’s mastered from a new 2K scan.

In other news today, Shout! Factory has announced that they’re launching a new 24/7 streaming channel called Scream Factory TV, featuring uncensored horror, sci-fi, and genre films. You can learn more here on their website.

HBO has revealed that its Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, will officially debut on August 21st. You can read more here on Variety.

And we have a bit of sad news to report: Actor Bruce Willis has decided to retire from acting due to suffering from aphasia. Variety has a story on that as well, which you can find here.

We’ll leave you with a look at the cover artwork for Beverly Hills Cop II in 4K, along with the new 4K single-film SKUs of the Jurassic Park films that are coming from Universal on 5/10. All are now available for pre-order on by clicking on the covers...

Beverly Hills Cop II (4K Ultra HD) Jurassic Park (4K Ultra HD) The Lost World: Jurassic Park (4K Ultra HD)

Jurassic Park III (4K Ultra HD) Jurassic World (4K Ultra HD) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (4K Ultra HD)

Stay tuned...

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