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Sony’s re-issue Breaking Bad update (cover art & SRP), plus Shout!’s Herzog: The Collection BD set!

April 09, 2014 - 3:52 pm   |   By 

We’ve got another Blu-ray review for you today: Tim Salmons has checked out Robert Rossen’s All the King’s Men (1949) from Twilight Time. Enjoy!

Also today, a couple of quick announcements…

First, we’ve finally got a look at the new Blu-ray packaging for Sony’s re-issued Breaking Bad: The Complete Series, which is due on Blu-ray and – for the first time – DVD on 6/3. You can see it on the left there. Here’s the best part: The SRP is MUCH lower. Amazon has the SRP set at $230.99 for the Blu-ray, plus 30% for a final price of just $160.99. Meanwhile, the DVD is $160.99 SRP minus 30% for a price of just $113.49. That Blu-ray price is less than half the $399.99 of the original BD set, so good news indeed for fans. Click on the links in the text (or on the cover art below) to pre-order. [Read on here…]

Meanwhile, Shout! Factory has announced Herzog: The Collection – Limited Edition Blu-ray box set for release on 7/29 (SRP TBA). The set will be limited to 5,000 copies (100 of which will be available signed by Herzog from shoutfactory.com), and will include 16 films on 13 discs. You’ll get Even Dwarfs Started Small, Land of Silence and Darkness, Fata Morgana, Aguirre, the Wrath of God, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Heart of Glass, Stroszek, Woyzeck, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Fitzcarraldo, Ballad of the Little Soldier, Where the Green Ants Dream, Cobra Verde, Lessons of Darkness, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, and My Best Fiend. Extras will include English audio commentaries on Even Dwarfs Started Small, Fata Morgana, Aguirre, the Wrath of God, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Heart of Glass, Strozek, and Cobra Verde, German audio commentaries (with English subs) on Nosferatu the Vampyre, Fitzcarraldo, and Where the Green Ants Dream, theatrical trailers, and 4 featurettes/documentaries (In Conversation: Werner Herzog and Laurens Straub (in German with English Subtitles), The Making of Nosferatu the Vampyre, Portrait: Werner Herzog, and Herzog in Africa). SRP is $159.99 and Amazon has it for $10 off – $149.99. Here’s what that looks like, and below is cover art for both versions of Breaking Bad

Herzog: The Collection (Blu-ray Disc)

Herzog: The Collection (Blu-ray Disc)    Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (DVD)    Breaking Bad: The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc)

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