We start today with a trio of new disc reviews...
Tim has taken a look at Daniel Espinosa’s Morbius on both Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD, both from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
And Dennis has offered his thoughts on Nicolas Roeg’s The Witches (1990) as released on Blu-ray by our friends at The Warner Archive Collection in 2019.
The big news today is that the Criterion Collection has announced their September Blu-ray and 4K slate, and it includes some gems as always. Look for an upgrade of Brian De Palma’s Blow Out (Spine #462 – 4K Ultra HD) on 9/6, followed by Sean Baker and Shih-Ching Tsou’s Take Out (Spine #1149 – Blu-ray) on 9/13, Atom Egoyan’s Exotica (Spine #1150 – Blu-ray and DVD) and an HD upgrade of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Le Corbeau (Spine #227 – Blu-ray) on 9/20, and Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 4 (Spine #1143-48 – includes Sambizanga, Prisioneros de la tierra, Chess of the Wind, Muna moto, Two Girls on the Street, and Kalpana – Blu-ray/DVD Combo) and Sound of Metal (Spine #1151 – 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD) on 9/27. [Read on here...]
Also, we’ve got a quick update from industry sources on another forthcoming (but as yet unannounced) Criterion title: Their 4K Ultra HD release of David Lynch’s Lost Highway is now likely to street in November or December. (And remember, you heard it here first.)
Meanwhile, we’ve learned that Christophe Gans’ Brotherhood of the Wolf is coming to 4K Ultra HD in France on 9/23 as a new 20th Anniversary Edition from Metropolitan Film & Video and StudioCanal. The film’s original language is French, but keep in mind that it’s likely the release will not include English subtitles. You can see the title’s Amazon.Fr listing here.
And finally, Lionsgate has set Hulu’s Pam & Tommy for release on DVD only on 8/9.
We’ll leave you with a look at the new Criterion September titles. None of them are up for pre-order yet on Amazon, but we’ll be sure to add the relevant links when they go live... [Editor’s Note: All of these titles are now listed on Amazon. Just click on the covers below to visit their respective pre-order pages.]
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