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Arrow delivers new 12 Monkeys & Schlock! Blu-rays, plus we ask you to consider Backing the Bits!

July 31, 2018 - 11:27 am   |   by
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The big news today is that Arrow Video is releasing a new 12 Monkeys: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on 10/16, mastered from a new 4K scan of the original negative and approved by director Terry Gilliam. Extras will include audio commentary by Gilliam and producer Charles Roven, Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe’s The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys feature-length documentary, an extensive image gallery, the theatrical trailer, and more newly-produced content yet to be announced. You’ll also get a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin and an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring liner notes by Nathan Rabin and archive materials. You can see the package at left and you can pre-order it here on Amazon.

Arrow is releasing a new Schlock! Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray that same day. This will also be mastered from a new 4K scan of the original negative, and will feature audio commentary by writer/director John Landis and makeup artist Rick Baker, a new video interview with author and critic Kim Newman, Birth of a Schlock, an archival video interview with cinematographer Bob Collins 1972, 1979 and 1982 US theatrical trailers, US radio spots, a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys, and an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Joe Bob Briggs. You can pre-order it here on Amazon as well. [Read on here...]

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Also today, Image Entertainment and Full Moon Entertainment have set Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 9/25. We’ve updated the 4K Ultra HD Release List accordingly.

And Shout! Factory has announced the 9/25 Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital release of the Shout! Studios film Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town, directed by Christian Papierniak and starring Mackenzie Davis.

Now then… looking ahead here at The Bits, we’ve got a new History, Legacy & Showmanship retrospective column from Michael Coate coming tomorrow, this one looking back at the Bond film Live and Let Die. We’ll have the usual daily news updates too, plus more new Blu-ray reviews from Tim, David, and Dennis. Tim’s also working on additional Talking Blu with The Digital Bits webcast videos for you guys. And I’ve got more new 4K Ultra HD reviews coming in the next few weeks, including Predator and the Predator 3-Movie Collection, Avengers: Infinity War, and the Jack Ryan 5-Film Collection. Those will get reviewed and posted as soon as they come in from the studios.

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