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Tuesday, 16 August 2016 13:36

Criterion’s November slate has Kurosawa’s Dreams, Lone Wolf & Cub, Punch-Drunk Love & more!

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We’ve got some great news for you today, which is that Criterion has just announced their November slate of Blu-ray and DVD releases, and it’s truly one of their best line-ups yet!

Starting on 11/8, you’ll get Lone Wolf and Cub (Cat #841 – Blu-ray and DVD) which includes all six films in the series (Sword of Vengeance, Baby Cart at the River Styx, Baby Cart to Hades, Baby Cart in Peril, Baby Cart in the Land of Demons, and White Heaven in Hell) as well as the Shogun Assassin edit of the first two films, plus amazing extras. Next up on 11/15 are Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (Cat #842 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love (Cat #843 – Blu-ray and DVD), both with great extras. Dreams will include a 150-minute documentary shot on the set by Nobuhiko Obayashi about the making of the film and more. Then on 11/22, look for Marlon Brando’s One-Eyed Jacks (Cat #844 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Noah Baumbach’s The Squid and the Whale (Cat #845 – Blu-ray and DVD), again each with great extras. You can see the cover artwork and pre-order each below. What an amazing slate!  [Read on here…]

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In other release news today, Lionsgate has set Swiss Army Man for Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD release on 10/4. The film stars Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe. Extras include a Q&A with the filmmakers, 2 featurettes, deleted scenes, and audio commentary.

Lionsgate has also set Marauders for Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release on 9/13, starring Bruce Willis.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release Edge of Winter on DVD only on 9/27.

The Cohen Media Group has set Emmanuelle Bercot’s Standing Tall for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/12 as well.

Wild Eye Releasing has set The Neon Dead for DVD and Digital HD release on 9/13.

Meanwhile, Broad Green Pictures has set Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon for digital release on 8/30 followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/27.

And finally, for you U.K. readers, Eureka Entertainment has set Robert Aldrich’s Twilight’s Last Gleaming for Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 10/17, as part of their Masters of Cinema slate. This will be a Region-locked title, but Olive Films has already released it on Blu-ray and DVD here in the States (click this link).

All right, we’ll leave you with a look at the BD cover artwork for that great Criterion November slate of titles (plus their Guillermo del Toro set). All are now available for pre-order on Amazon by clicking on the covers (and remember that ordering titles through our Amazon links helps to support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it)…

Dreams (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)    Lone Wolf and Cub (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)    Punch-Drunk Love (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)

The Squid and the Whale (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)    One-Eyed Jack (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)    Trilogia de Guillermo del Toro (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...!

- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)


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