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Thursday, 10 July 2014 16:23

New GitS: 25th, plus Neverending Story, Following, Days of Future Past: DC, Leprechaun & more

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Tim has a new Dailies column to kick things off here at The Bits for you today, featuring his thoughts on MST3K, its Rifftrax spin-off, and the recently blossoming art of making fun of bad (and good) movies seemingly everywhere around the Net. Do give it a look here.

In announcement news today, Anchor Bay has the Blu-ray release of the Ghost in the Shell: 25th Anniversary Edition on 9/30 (SRP $29.99). You can see the artwork left and below. It will include a new HD transfer of the film (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with audio in English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0 (with English SDH). Additional details on extras (if any) will follow. [Read on here…]

Meanwhile, Warner Home Video has set The Neverending Story: 30th Anniversary Edition and The Neverending Story II for release on Blu-ray on 10/7.

Any fans of The Following out there? Warner has also set The Following: The Complete Second Season for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/7.

Shout Factory has set Hemlock Grove: The Complete First Season for release on 10/7.

Cinedigm will release Heavenly Sword  on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on 9/2. The voice cast includes Anna Torv (ex Fringe), along with Alfred Molina and Thomas Jane.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release their animated Tarzan and Power Rangers Megaforce: A Battle to the Finish on DVD on 8/5. Tarzan will be exclusive to Walmart stores, while Power Rangers includes the last four episodes of the show’s 20th season.

Yeah… and for you Leprechaun fans, Lionsgate has Leprechaun: The Complete Movie Collection coming on Blu-ray on 9/30 (SRP $39.97).

The Cohen Film Collection has set Otar Iosseliani’s Favorites of the Moon: 30th Anniversary Edition for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 8/12 (SRP $39.98 and $29.98).

And PBS Distribution has set Masterpiece: Breathless for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/26 (SRP $39.99 and $34.99).

Finally, via Twitter there’s word from producer Lauren Shuler Donner that there’s a director’s cut planned for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Watch for it to be included as part of the Deluxe Blu-ray later this year. Expect to hear more on this and other titles at Comic-Con in San Diego later this month.

We’ll leave you with a look at the BD cover art for Ghost in the Shell, Neverending Story and Neverending Story II, Hemlock Grove, The Following: S2, and the Leprechaun set, all of which (except for GitS) are now available for pre-order on Amazon by clicking on the covers…

Ghost in the Shell: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Disc)    The Neverending Story: 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Disc)    The Neverending Story II (Blu-ray Disc)

Hemlock Grove: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray Disc)    The Following: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray Disc)    Leprechaun: The Complete Movie Collection (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned…

- Bill Hunt

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