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Batwoman: S1 announced, plus new Kino Lorber Studio Classics titles, free concerts by Peter Gabriel & more

April 30, 2020 - 3:45 pm   |   by
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We’re starting today with more new Blu-ray reviews, including Dennis’ take on Roy William Neill’s Black Angel (1946) from Arrow Academy.

Tim has also posted his thoughts on Jacques Tourneur’s The Leopard Man (1943) on Blu-ray from Shout! and Scream Factory. Enjoy!

In announcement news today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just set The CW’s Batwoman: The Complete First Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/18. The 5-disc set will include all 20 episodes, plus a “limited edition bonus disc” that features all 5 episodes of the DC Crossover Event Crisis on Infinite Earths and “6 Crossover Bonus Features.” Extras on the main set will include On the Set, The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. You can see the cover artwork at left. [Read on here...]

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Kino Lorber Studio Classics has added more classic Hollywood films to its July slate, including some great swashbucklers. All of them are due on 7/21. Look for John Rawlins’s Arabian Nights (1942), Arthur Lubin’s Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944), Kurt Neumann’s Son of Ali Baba (1952), Frederick De Cordova’s Buccaneer’s Girl (1950), and George Sherman’s Against All Flags (1952). That last one stars Errol Flynn, Maureen O’Hara, and Anthony Quinn.

Oh, but that’s not all. Kino Lorber Studio Classics is also releasing Claude Whatham’s That’ll Be the Day (1973), Patrick Read Johnson’s Spaced Invaders (1990), Val Guest’s The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961), and John Gilling’s The Flesh and the Fiends (aka Mania – 1960) on Blu-ray on 7/7.

Meanwhile, Kino Classic has set G.W. Pabst’s Paracelus (1953) for release on Blu-ray on 6/30.

Universal and Blumhouse have set Craig Zobel’s The Hunt for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/9.

Scream Factory has added Witches in the Woods to their June Blu-ray slate. Look for it on 6/2. They’re also releasing Exorcism at 60,000 Feet on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/5.

Scorpion Releasing has set Lewis John Carlino’s The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976) for Blu-ray release on 6/16. This film features cinematography by Douglas Slocombe (Raiders of the Lost Ark).

Image Entertainment has set An Accidental Studio for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/28.

Arrow Academy has Étienne Chatiliez’s Life Is a Long Quiet River due on Blu-ray on 7/21. They’re also releasing François Reichenbach’s America as Seen by a Frenchman on Blu-ray on 6/20.

Well Go USA is releasing Kenji Tanigaki’s martial arts comedy Enter the Fat Dragon, starring Donnie Yen, on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/14.

Acorn DVD is releasing Murdoch Mysteries: Season 13 on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/7. They’ve also set The Brokenwood Mysteries: Season 6 for Blu-ray and DVD release on 5/19.

Lightyear Video has set The Etruscan Smile for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/16, starring Brian Cox, Rosanna Arquette, JJ Field, and Thora Birch.

And Eureka! will release Fritz Lang’s The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse on Blu-ray in the UK as part of their Masters of Cinema line-up on May 11. The first 2,000 copies will come with a limited edition O-Card sleeve.

Finally today, are there any fans of Peter Gabriel out there? He’s just made his Scratch My Back (2010) and Taking the Pulse: Live in Verona (2010) live concert films available for free viewing on Vimeo. Click the title links to start watching now.

And the National Air and Space Museum is going to be holding an online concert event tonight (at 8pm Eastern) hosted by Adam Savage and featuring music by Sting and others. You can find that here.

That’s all for now—it’s back to work on reviews for us.

Stay safe and stay tuned!

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