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Thursday, 29 July 2021 16:53

Warner bows The Flash: Season 7 on Blu-ray, plus Imprint Films’ September slate & major new 4K Ultra HD pre-orders

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Today’s update is a quick one, but we have some new disc reviews for you, a bit of announcement news, and word of new Amazon pre-orders that are now live. First let’s get to those reviews...

Stephen has posted a look at Paul Verhoeven’s Basic Instinct, which is now available in a new 4K Ultra HD edition from StudioCanal that includes the remastered Director’s Cut version of the film. It’s worth a look.

Also, I’ve given Lionsgate’s recent Steelbook release of Dirty Dancing (1987) a look on 4K Ultra HD. As many Bits readers will know, the title has long been a favorite of home video enthusiasts, selling well in virtually every format it’s ever been released in. The UHD is currently only available at Best Buy stores, but we suspect it’s going to get a wider release in 4K later this year or early next (probably in standard Amaray packaging).

Speaking of retail-exclusive Steelbook 4K titles from Lionsgate, we now know that the studio will be releasing Akira Kurosawa’s Ran at Best Buys stores later this year (we believe in November, but the title is still TBA). You can read my review of the recent Studio Canal 4K release here. [Read on here...]

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Now then, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just set The Flash: The Complete Seventh Season for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/12. All 18 episodes will be included along with deleted scenes, a gag reel, and 3 featurettes (The Journey Ends: Carlos and Tom, Never Alone: Heroes and Allies, and 2020 DC FanDome: The Flash). You can see the cover artwork above left and you can pre-order it here on Amazon via this link.

And Via Vision Entertainment and Imprint Films have revealed their September Blu-ray slate (due on 9/29), which is set to include The Harry Palmer Collection (including The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin, and Billion Dollar Brain), the Big Screen British Comedy Collection (including Dad’s Army, Steptoe & Son Ride Again, and Are You Being Served?), The Browning Version (which includes both the 1951 and 1994 film versions), A Reflection of Fear, Ned Kelly, and The Assassination Bureau. All of these titles should be all region, though importing them from Australia isn’t cheap. This is in addition to their recently-announced Blu-ray release of Space: 1999 – The Complete Series Ultimate Edition set (due on 9/1).

Now then, a number of recently-announced or revealed Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD titles are now available for pre-order on Amazon, including Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, as well as the Kino Lorber Studio Classics 4K titles. Here’s a look at the artwork (click on the images to visit the Amazon pre-order pages)...

A Clockwork Orange (4K Ultra HD) The Silence of the Lambs (4K Ultra HD) Misery (4K Ultra HD)

The Shawshank Redemption (4K Ultra HD) Underworld: 5-Film Collection (4K Ultra HD) The Thing (4K Ultra HD)

Smallville: The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc)

We expect Warner to officially announce A Clockwork Orange on 4K UHD as soon as tomorrow. Street date is 9/21.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned...

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