Also today, Mark Altman has turned in a new MOS DEF column featuring his picks for the Top Ten Most Wanted Blu-rays. I bet you’ll agree with most of his picks. Do check it out.
Russell Hammond has also updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything you order from our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it.
In announcement news today, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray and digital release of the Tim’s Vermeer documentary, directed and produced by Penn & Teller. We can attest that it’s pretty terrific. Extras will include audio commentary by Teller, Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette & Farley Ziegler, more than two and a half hours of deleted, extended and alternate scenes, and video of a Toronto International Film Festival Q&A.
Paramount has set McLintock! for release on Blu-ray Disc on 5/20. The BD features a new 4K film scan and carries over all the extras from the previous DVD release, including an introduction by Leonard Maltin, audio commentaries by Maltin, Frank Thompson, Maureen O’Hara, Stefanie Powers, Michael Pate, Michael Wayne, and Andrew McLaglen, 3 featurettes (The Making of McLintock!, The Corset: Don’t Leave Home Without One!, and 2-Minute Fight School), a photo gallery, and the film’s theatrical trailer in HD.
And finally, Flicker Alley has announced a Chaplin’s Mutual Comedies Blu-ray box set for release on 7/30 (SRP $59.95). The 5-disc set will feature 12 newly restored films (including The Floorwalker, The Fireman, The Vagabond, One A.M., The Count, The Pawnshop, Behind the Screen, The Rink, Easy Street, The Cure, The Immigrant, and The Adventurer).
Here’s a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork for Sony’s Tim’s Vermeer, and Paramount’s McLintock! and The Terminal (due 5/6)...
- Bill Hunt