From all of us here at The Bits today: A Happy Friday to YOU, sir! (And/or madam.)
Shout! Factory has announced that Walter Hill’s Southern Comfort (1981) will arrive on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 7/8. Extras will include The Making of Southern Comfort documentary, a gallery, and the film’s theatrical trailer.
XLrator Media has set the Blade Runner-ish sci-fi thriller The Machine for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/17 (SRP $20.99 and $14.99). Among the films stars is actor Denis Lawson. Remember him? He played Wedge Antilles in the original Star Wars films. You’ll find the cover artwork below.
Lionsgate has set the crime thriller Blood Ties for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/24. Lionsgate has also set The Trip to Bountiful for DVD only release on 8/5.
Gorgon Video has set Death Spa for Blu-ray release sometime in early Summer. Stay tuned for additional details.
And Severin Films has announced the 3-disc DVD release of Video Nasties: The Ultimate Collection on 6/3. It includes trailers for 72 exploitation films that were banned by British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in the 80s. They’re also releasing new DVD special editions of a pair of Italian ‘nazisploitation’ films – Deported Women of the SS and Gestapo’s Last Orgy. Not my thing, but fascinating.
We’ll leave you with a look at the Blu-ray Disc cover artwork for Cinedigm’s Visitors and Klondike (6/10), Shout!’s Southern Comfort, XLrator’s The Machine, and Olive Film’s Arch of Triumph and The Lost Moment (both due 7/8)...
- Bill Hunt