Bits BD Review – Bill takes a look at Universal's new Spartacus: Restored Edition http://t.co/Ms7prL0nTE
We’ve got more announcement news to report today...
First up, Starz and Anchor Bay have set Spartacus: The Complete Series for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/16 (SRP 149.99 and $119.98). There’s also a limited edition BD box that comes packaged with a “Spartacus collector’s figurine” for $199.99. All 39 episodes will be included, encompassing the complete Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Spartacus: Vengeance, and Spartacus: War of the Damned. In addition to all the previous extras, you’ll also get all-new content including 5 new featurettes (Spartacus Fan Favorites with Liam McIntyre, Scoring a Hit: Composer Joseph LoDuca, An Eye Full: Roger Murray, Spartacus: Paul Grinder, and The Last Word: John Hannah).
Meanwhile, Anchor Bay and The Weinstein Company have set The Railway Man for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/12. The film stars Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman (SRP $34.99 and $39.98). A digital only version will be available starting on 8/2. Extras on the Blu-ray will include The Making of The Railway Man featurette and audio commentary with director Jonathan Teplitzky and co-writer/producer Andy Paterson.
Olive Films has announced its August release slate, set to include Magnificent Doll (1946 – BD & DVD), That’s My Man (1947 – BD & DVD) on 8/19, and I’ve Always Loved You (1946 – BD & DVD) and High School Confidential (1958 – BD & DVD) on 8/26. In terms of more recent films, Olive has Fanie Fourie’s Lobola (2014) coming on DVD only on 8/12 and It Was You Charlie (2014) coming on DVD on 8/26.
Also today, Scream Factory has officially announced the Blu-ray/DVD Combo release of the Motel Hell: Collector’s Edition on 8/12. Extras will include new audio commentary with director Kevin Connor moderated by filmmaker Dave Parker, 2 new featurettes (It Takes All Kinds: The Making of Motel Hell and Shooting Old School with Cinematographer Thomas Del Ruth), plus legacy features including 3 featurettes (Another Head on the Chopping Block, From Glamour to Gore, and Ida, Be Thy Name), a photo gallery and the theatrical trailer.
Lionsgate will release Cesar Chavez on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on 7/22. Extras on the BD will include the Making of Cesar Chavez documentary.
Millennium Entertainment has announced the 8/5 release of Ping Pong Summer on Blu-ray and DVD.
Well Go USA Entertainment has set Dragonwolf for Blu-ray and DVD release on 7/29.
Cinedigm will release Antboy on DVD on 7/22.
Midnight Releasing has set Sanctuary: Quite a Conundrum for release on DVD and digital on 8/26.
Inception Media has The Junior Spy Agency coming on DVD on 7/15, followed by Aerial America: Southwest Collection on Blu-ray on 7/22, and Shark Collection and Gangster on DVD only on 7/22 as well.
And Disinformation will release the documentary Boredom on DVD on 8/12 (SRP $19.98).
Here’s a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork for Spartacus: The Complete Series (both versions), The Railway Man, and Motel Hell…
- Bill Hunt