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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 16:10

South Park: S17, Walking Dead: S4, Draft Day, new Warner, Fox & Universal TVBDs & Leviathan

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We’ve got some good stuff here at The Bits for you today from our staffers...

Tim Salmons has checked in with reviews of a pair of Wes Anderson films on Blu-ray, including Criterion’s upgrade of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Fox’s brand new The Grand Hotel Budapest. They’re two of my favorites and come highly recommended by both myself and Tim, so do check them out. [Read on here…]

Meanwhile, Doogan’s checked in with his weekly Doogan’s Queue/Gripe Soda column. There’s not a ton of good new Blu-ray and DVD titles this week, but there are a couple of things worth noting.

And our own Russell Hammond has posted the weekly update of the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and pre-order links. Speaking of which, it looks like Warner and Amazon have resolved their contract dispute, so Warner-distributed titles are finally back up for pre-order.

Speaking of which, a number of Warner TV titles just went up for pre-order on Blu-ray and DVD, including Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season on 9/2, The Vampire Dairies: The Complete Fifth Season on 9/9, and The Big Bang Theory: Season Seven and Arrow: The Complete Second Season on 9/16.

In addition, Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events (a Paramount title distributed by WHV) is available for pre-order on 9/9.

Universal has set Grimm: The Complete Third Season for Blu-ray release on 9/16.

In announcement news today, Comedy Central and Paramount have set South Park: The Complete Seventeenth Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/16 (SRP $42.99).

Also today, Anchor Bay has offically set The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/26 (SRP $179.99 and $69.99). There will also be an exclusive Tree Walker Limited Edition Blu-ray (SRP $129.99). We’ve posted the details before, but here’s a look at the final packaging for the Tree Walker set...

The Walking Dead: Season Four - Tree Walker (Blu-ray Disc)

In other release news, Lionsgate has set Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 9/2. Extras will include audio commentary with writers Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman, deleted scenes, and 2 featurettes (On the Clock: The Making of Draft Day and Welcome to Primetime).

20th Century Fox has set Sons of Anarchy: Season 6 for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/26, followed by The League: The Complete Season Five and New Girl: The Complete Third Season on DVD only on 9/2.

Scream Factory has officially set George P. Cosmatos’ Leviathan for Blu-ray release on 8/19. Extras will include new interviews with actors Hector Elizondo, Ernie Hudson and creature effects artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., as well as the theatrical trailer.

Well Go USA Entertainment has set I’ll Follow You Down for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/5, starring Haley Joel Osment  and Gillian Anderson.

Video Services Corp. has set IFC’s Portlandia: Season Four for DVD only release on 8/26.

Magnolia has set The Protector 2 for Blu-ray and DVD release on 7/29.

Image Entertainment has set Flowers in the Attic for Blu-ray on 9/9.

And Vinegar Syndrome has set Graduation Day for Blu-ray release on 9/9.

We’ll leave you with a look at the Blu-ray Disc cover artwork for Draft Day, Sons of Anarchy: Season 6, and Leviathan...

Sons of Anarchy: Season 6 (Blu-ray Disc)    Draft Day (Blu-ray Disc)    Leviathan (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt

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