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Tuesday, 20 April 2021 16:30

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street, The Courier, The Daydreamer on Blu-ray, plus Two Evil Eyes on 4k

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We’re starting today’s news update here at The Bits with another new disc review. This one features Tim’s thoughts on Alex de la Iglesia’s Perdita Durango (1997), as newly released on 4K Ultra HD from the good people at Severin Films. Sounds like the transfer is pretty terrific, so do give it a look here.

In announcement news today, here’s something welcome: Screen Media will be releasing the forthcoming Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street documentary on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/6. We’ve got what looks like temp art for the title at left and you can pre-order the Blu-ray below.

Lionsgate will release Dominic Cooke’s historical espionage drama The Courier (2020) on 6/1. The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, and Rachel Brosnahan. Extras will include the On the Brink: Making The Courier featurette. [Read on here...]

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Lionsgate has also set Philip Noyce’s Above Suspicion for release on 5/18. It features Emilia Clarke, Jack Huston, and Johnny Knoxville.

Lionsgate also has City of Lies coming on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/8, along with Power Book II: Ghost – The Complete First Season and MacGyver: Season 4 on DVD only that same day.

For those of you who have been eagerly awaiting Lau Kar-leung and Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master II (1994) from the Warner Archive Collection, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now pre-order it on Amazon here and also below (SRP $21.99, street date 5/18).

Also, Paramount and Saban Films will release Joth Riggs’ Night of the Sicario on DVD on 6/22.

Paramount will release Kelsey Grammer’s The Space Between on Digital only on 6/15.

Well Go USA will release Won-Chan Hong’s Deliver Us from Evil on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/25.

Vinegar Syndrome will release Anson Williams’ All-American Murder (1991) on Blu-ray on 5/25. The film stars Christopher Walken.

Kino Lorber has set Test Pattern for Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 4/20.

And Kino Lorber has the 1966 Rankin/Bass classic The Daydreamer set for Blu-ray and DVD release on 5/18. That film features Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, Boris Karloff, and Patty Duke among many others.

We also have one more new 4K announcement for you today: Blue Underground will officially release George Romero and Dario Argento’s Two Evil Eyes (1990) on 4K Ultra HD on 8/24. The 4K disc will include Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, along with audio commentary with author Tony Howarth, the theatrical trailer, and a poster and still gallery. The included Blu-ray copy will add 10 featurettes (Two Masters’ Eyes, Savini’s EFX, At Home with Tom Savini, Adrienne Barbeau on George Romero, Before I Wake, Behind the Wall, One Maestro and Two Masters, Rewriting Poe, The Cast Who Wouldn’t Die, Two Evil Brothers, and Working with George).

We’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits accordingly.

Here’s a look at the cover artwork for some of the titles mentioned above and more, with pre-order links...

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (Blu-ray Disc) Drunken Master II (Blu-ray Disc) Quick Change (Blu-ray Disc)

The Pianist (Blu-ray Disc) A Stranger Is Watching (Blu-ray Disc) State and Main (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

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