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Paramount sets remasters of 48 Hours & Another 48 Hours for BD release, plus new Indicator, KL Studio Classics & more

April 26, 2021 - 6:54 pm   |   by
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Okay, we’ve got just a couple things for you this afternoon...

First, Dennis has offered his thoughts on Michael Curtiz’s 1932 pre-Code horror film Doctor X, staring Fay Wray. It’s now available on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection and you can see what Dennis has to say about the title here. Sounds like the actual disc quality is excellent.

In release news today, Amazon.de is now showing Zack Snyder’s Justice League coming to 4K in Germany on 5/27 (pre-order it here). There’s also a 4K Steelbook following in Germany on 7/8. Meanwhile, the dates for this title in France are currently listed as 6/9 for both the regular 4K release and the Steelbook 4K version. US retailers have yet to list the title, but our most recent information is that the studio will drop it on or about 5/25. We’ll certainly post updates as we have more information. [Read on here...]

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Speaking of 4K, it appears that the street date for Sony’s announced 4K Ultra HD release of Guy Ritchie’s Snatch has moved to 7/13 (from the originally announced date of 6/1). Adjust your plans accordingly.

On the Blu-ray front, Paramount has just officially announced the release of 48 Hours and Another 48 Hours on 7/6 as part of their Paramount Presents line. Both films have been newly remastered from 4K film scans and each will include new Filmmaker Focus featurettes with director Walter Hill. Each will also include the theatrical trailer, and the original will also include the 1966 Space Kid animated short (which appears in the film). You can see the cover artwork above left and also below.

Powerhouse Films and Indicator have set their July UK Blu-ray release slate (street date 7/19), which will include Mike Nichols’ The Day of the Dolphin (1973), Werner Herzog’s Invincible (2001), Elaine May’s Ishtar (1987), and Jeremy Paul Kagan’s The Big Fix (1978).

RLJE Films will release Spare Parts on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/1.

Epic Pictures will release The Maid on Blu-ray on 8/10.

Scorpion Releasing (via Kino Lorber) will release Larry Peerce’s One Potato, Two Potato on Blu-ray on 6/15, with Brian Hannant’s The Time Guardian (1987) following on 7/20.

And Kino Lorber Studio Classics will release Harold Becker’s The Black Marble (1980), Pierre Granier-Deferre’s The Widow Couderc (1971), and Georges Lautner’s Icy Beasts (1974) and The Road to Salina (1970) on 7/6, followed by George Sherman’s Larceny (1948) and Michael Gordon’s The Web (1947) on 7/13, Josef von Sternberg’s Thunderbolt (1929), Wesley Ruggles’ The Gilded Lily (1935) and The Bride Comes Home (1935), Cecil B. DeMille’s Unconquered (1947) and The Plainsman (1936), and a double feature of Walter E. Grauman’s 633 Squadron (1964) and Boris Sagal’s The Mosquito Squadron (1969) on 7/20, David Dobkin’s Clay Pigeons (1998), Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi’s Baise-moi (2000), Don Siegel’s Stranger on the Run (1967), Andrew V. McLaglen’s Shenandoah (1965), Andrzej Zulawski’s L’Amour Braque (1985), and Norman Z. McLeod’s Alias Jesse James (1959) on 7/27, and John Sturges’ The Valdez Horses (1973) and Don Siegel’s Coogans Bluff (1968) on 8/3. Also announced as coming soon to Blu-ray from the company are William Dieterle’s The Accused (1949), Irving Reis’ All My Sons (1948), Arthur Lubin’s The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946), John Farrow’s Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948), Richard Benedict’s Impasse (1969), Kurt Neumann’s The Secret of the Blue Room (1933), Gianfranco Parolini’s God’s Gun (1976), and Lewis Gilbert’s The 7th Dawn (1964).

Here’s a look at the cover artwork for 48 Hours and Another 48 Hours, as well as Snatch in 4K (Amazon pre-order links will be added as they become available)...

48 Hours (Blu-ray Disc) Another 48 Hours (Blu-ray Disc) Snatch (4K Ultra HD)

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