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Tuesday, 04 June 2024 18:53

Arrow’s August includes Desperado in 4K, plus David Fincher’s Zodiac in Ultra HD, Love Lies Bleeding, Monkey Man & the first trailer for Alien: Romulus!

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Our second news update of the day starts with a little bit of breaking news: Paramount has just made David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker’s Top Secret! (1984) and David Fincher’s Zodiac (2007) available in 4K Digital on Apple TV, Vudu, Kaleidescape, and more. Given the amount of effort Fincher puts into his remasters, we believe it’s safe to assume that Zodiac will be coming to physical 4K Ultra HD from Paramount sooner than later as well.

Zodiac, it should be remembered, was shot mostly in 10-bit RAW in 1080p HD (4:4:4) using the Thomson Viper FilmStream camera, along with some footage in 35 mm photochemical film (Super 35 format). But anyone who doubts that it could look great upscaled and remastered in 4K would do well to take a look at HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season in 4K UHD (which we’ve reviewed here). The advantages of high data rate and low compression, combined with an HDR grade, could really make a difference. Zodiac in particular was very well lit and photographed. Personally, I’m eager to get a look at it.

Also today, Arrow Video has announced their August slate, which includes a UK-only 4K Ultra HD release of Michael Lehmann’s Heathers (1988) on 8/5, followed by a slew of titles on 8/26. Among them are Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado (1995) in 4K Ultra HD and The Mexico Trilogy box set (both in the UK, US, and Canada), which includes El Mariachi (1992) and Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) in Blu-ray, as well as the Desperado 4K. [Read on here...]

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Also coming from Arrow on 8/26 are UK-only 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray of Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs (1991), a double feature 4K UHD of Lucky McKee’s The Woman (2011) and Offspring (2009), and a double feature 4K UHD box set called When Titans Ruled the Earth, which includes Louis Leterrier’s Clash of the Titans (2010) remake and its sequel, Jonathan Liebesman’s Wrath of the Titans (2012). (Note that both double feature sets will be available in the UK, US, and Canada.) Finally, the UK and US will both get a Memento Mori: The Jörg Buttgereit Collection Blu-ray box set on 8/26 that includes the films Nekromantik (1988), Der Todesking (1990), Nekromantik 2 (1991), and Schramm (1993) plus a Blu-ray bonus disc. You can see the cover artwork here...

Arrow Video's August 2024 slate

Meanwhile, A24 has just announced their own A24 Shop-exclusive limited edition Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD release of Rose Glass’ Love Lies Bleeding (2024) which is expected to start shipping on 6/14. This will include audio commentary with Glass and co-writer Weronika Tofilska, a pair of featurettes (In the Land of Guns and Muscles and Sex, Steroids, and Codependency), a gallery of behind-the-scenes photography. Look also for Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio. You can order them here.

Via Vision has announced their Imprint Television #8 title, which is none other than Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased): The Complete Series in a 7-disc Blu-ray set that’s due on 8/28.

Shudder has set Rob Jabbaz’s The Sadness (2021) for release in 4K Ultra HD on 7/30.

Universal has set Dev Patel’s Monkey Man (2024) for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release on 6/25.

Vinegar Syndrome has listed Joseph Zito’s Invasion USA for 4K UHD on 7/30.

Well Go USA will release Jang Jae-hyun’s Exhuma (2024) on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on 10/8.

And Dark Force Entertainment has set Marina Sargenti’s Mirror Mirror (1990) for 4K Ultra HD release on 8/13.

Also today, here’s something pretty cool: 20th Century Studios has just unveiled the first official trailer for Fede Álvarez’s forthcoming Alien: Romulus (2024) which arrives in theaters on 8/16. And I’ll be damned if it doesn’t look pretty solid. You can watch it here...

All right, we’ll leave you with a look at more new cover artwork, for a few of the titles mentioned above and more, all of them with pre-order links. And don’t forget that anytime you order literally anything from Amazon after clicking to them through one of our links you’re helping to support our work at here The Bits and we really appreciate it!

The Mexico Trilogy (Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD) Desperado (4K Ultra HD) When Titans Ruled the Earth (4K Ultra HD)

The Woman (4K Ultra HD) Drive (4K Ultra HD Steelbook) The Lady from Shanghai (4K Ultra HD)

No Way Out (4K Ultra HD) Peril & Distress (4K Ultra HD) In & Out (4K Ultra HD)

Back with more soon. Stay tuned…

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