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So how do you like that: The day CBS’ Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Three and The Best of Both Worlds Blu-rays show up for review, my HD projector bulb dies! Talk about bad timing. Ah… the “serious problems” of modern 21st Century life. Some days you just have to laugh. And remind yourself that it’s actually good having problems this mundane. So anyway, rest assured I’ll have reviews of both titles up by probably mid-next week.
Meanwhile, we have a few new announcements for you today…
Disney has officially revealed the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition on 10/1. There will be FOUR SKUs, 3-disc Blu-ray 3D, 2-disc Blu-ray in BD packaging, 2-disc Blu-ray in DVD packaging and 2-disc BD with Digital Copy (SRP $49.99, $39.99, $39.99 and $44.99). All will include DVD. Note that if you buy the 3-disc Blu-ray 3D edition, Amazon.com currently has a $5 off discount coupon available on pre-orders (this is a limited time offer, so act fast).
Warner Home Video has unveiled the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release of Jack the Giant Slayer on 6/18 (SRP $44.95, $35.99 and $28.98). Extras on the Blu-rays will include the Become a Giant Slayer “interactive experience”, deleted scenes and a gag reel.
Warner has also set Tom and Jerry: No Mice Allowed! for release on DVD only on 7/16 (SRP $19.97).
And DC and Warner Animation will release Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/30 (SRP $24.98 and $19.98).
Meanwhile, Cinemax will release Banshee: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/30, followed by Strike Back: Season 2 on both formats on 8/6.
Shout! Factory has set Cohen & Tate for release on Blu-ray on 7/9, starring Roy Scheider and Adam Baldwin. The company has also set Transformers: Rescue Bots – Energize for DVD only release on 6/11, via its Shout! Factory Kids label.
Anchor Bay Entertainment has set Charlie Zone for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/4 (SRP $24.99 and $19.98).
The Disinformation Company has set a documentary on exorcism in the Catholic church, The Exorcist in the 21st Century, for DVD only release on 5/7.
And Image Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the release rights to Ruthless Pictures’ thriller Mischief Night, which has just begin filming. Details of the eventual videodisc release will be announced at a later date.
Here’s a look at the Blu-ray cover art for two versions of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, two versions of Warner’s Jack the Giant Slayer, Cinemax’s Strike Back: Season Two and Shout! Factory’s The Producers (due 7/2)…
Have a great weekend!
- Bill Hunt