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Tuesday, 25 April 2023 13:34

Trick or Treat (1986) is coming to 4K, plus Scream VI, All Quiet on the Western Front on Blu-ray, The Misfits 4K in the UK & more

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Afternoon, Bits readers! Thanks for your patience with the lack of a news update yesterday. Sarah and I took the opportunity this past weekend to drive up the Central Coast of California to visit some friends there. And we packed so much in over a couple days that we needed most of Monday to recoup. But we saw elephant seals, otters, and Hearst Castle, so the trip was worth it.

Now then, we’ve got a pair of new disc reviews for you today...

Stephen has turned in his thoughts on Matthew Bright’s Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999) on 4K Ultra HD from Vinegar Syndrome.

And Dennis has offered his take on George Archainbaud’s Thanks for the Memory (1938) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The film stars Bob Hope and Shirley Ross.

In announcement news today, Paramount has officially announced Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin’s Scream VI for release on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD, and 4K UHD Steelbook release on 7/11, with the Digital release available today (4/25). Extras will include audio commentary with the filmmakers and 6 behind-the-scenes featurettes (Death Comes to the City, The Faces of Death, More Meta than Meta, Bloodbath at a Bodega, An Apartment to Die For, The Night Train to Terror, and Theater of Blood). A Gag Reel is also included as a Digital exclusive. [Read on here...]

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Meanwhile, Capelight Pictures and Netflix are releasing Edward Berger’s All Quiet on the Western Front (2022) on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/9. The film is already available on 4K Ultra HD.

Capelight has also announced a UK-exclusive 4K Ultra HD of John Huston’s The Misfits (1961) for release in August (street date TBA). The film stars Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Montgomery Clift. There’s no word yet of a US release.

Lionsgate has set the western One Ranger for Blu-ray release on 6/13. The film stars Thomas Jane and John Malkovich.

Lionsgate is also releasing The Walking Dead: The Complete Series on Digital on 5/30. SRP is $99.99.

And the studio has Somewhere in Queens coming Digitally as well on 6/6.

Shudder and RLJE Films will release the horror anthology V/H/S/99 on Blu-ray, DVD, and Blu-ray Steelbook on 5/23.

Universal is releasing the Woody Harrelson comedy Champions on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/2, with the Digital release expected on 4/28.

Kino Lorber is releasing Giordano Gederlini’s neo-noir thriller On the Edge on Blu-ray on 5/2.

Mill Creek Entertainment has a pair of Blu-ray double features set for release on 7/11, including a Richard Pryor Double Feature of Which Way Is Up? and The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, as well as a White Noise Double Feature of White Noise and White Noise 2.

Here’s something interesting: Leonine Studios is releasing Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence on 4K Ultra HD in Germany on 7/14. Note however that no English subtitles or English-dubbed audio track will be included. Thanks to Bits reader Peter X. for the heads-up.

Altered Innocence is releasing Patrice Chéreau’s The Wounded Man (1983) on Blu-ray on 5/23.

Also today, our friends at Synapse Films and Red Shirt Pictures have announced that they’re working on a new 4K Ultra HD restoration and release of Charles Martin Smith’s rock and roll/horror classic Trick or Treat (1986). There’s no word yet on a street date, except that the company hopes to have it out sometime later this year. Good news indeed!

And Kino Lorber Studio Classics has revealed another new Blu-ray 3D collaboration with the 3-D Film Archive: George Marshall’s Money from Home (1953). That’s coming soon. Meanwhile, the company has officially set Tom Gries’s Will Penny (1968) for release on Blu-ray on 6/27.

Back tomorrow with more. Stay tuned...

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