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The BBC has set Doctor Who: The Matt Smith Years for Blu-ray release on 11/4 (SRP $148.95, but Amazon has it for $104.27). The 16-disc set includes all the Matt Smith episodes, plus a collectors book. Here’s the box art and Amazon link...
BBC has also set Merlin: The Complete Series for Blu-ray release on 11/4 (SRP $197.50, but Amazon has it for $177.75). You’ll get all 5 seasons on 16 discs. Here’s what that looks like...
Meanwhile, Magnolia will release Frontera on Blu-ray on 11/4. The studio also has Whitey: United States of America V. James J. Bulger coming on BD and DVD on 10/14.
Kino Lorber has set the Anthony Mann western Man of the West (1958) for BD release on 11/4. The film stars Gary Cooper.
FUNimation has the Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist live action film due on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 10/28.
Blue Underground will release Sergio Corbucci’s Companeros on Blu-ray on 10/28, starring Jack Palance and Franco Nero.
Animego is releasing a new 2-disc Shogun Assassin Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 10/28. For those who may not know, this is a movie version of the first two Lone Wolf and Cub films edited together.
Film Movement has set Ki-Duk Kim’s Moebius for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/28.
Music Box Films will release Jan Ole Gerster’s A Coffee in Berlin on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/7.
And Carlotta Films has set Sidewalk Stories for Blu-ray release on 10/7.
Finally today, there’s a new documentary film being Kickstarted over on... well, Kickstarter... call Backers. It’s all about the Kickstarter/Indiegogo crowd funding phenomenon. Sounds fascinating, so do check it out.
We’ll leave you with a bunch more new Blu-ray cover artwork, including the Sherlock Holmes Feature Films Collection and one of the Sherlock singles. Click the covers for Amazon.com pre-order links...
Now then... next week here at The Bits is going to be all about new Blu-ray reviews. So be sure to check back on Monday for the first of several. Have a great weekend!
- Bill Hunt