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Blu-ray News – New TCM Classic Films DVDs, Best of Enemies, Pippi Longstocking & all Hobbit: Five Armies/Trilogy EE SKUs

August 27, 2015 - 1:30 pm   |   by
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We’ve got a great new View from the Cheap Seats column from our own Bud Elder today, entitled The Biggest Movie Story in America, featuring another of Bud’s great stories and a rundown of recent releases. Don’t miss it.

Also today, Tim Salmons has just turned in a new review of Scream Factory’s Invaders from Mars (1986) on Blu-ray.  [Read on here…]

In announcement news today, 20th Century Fox has set The Exorcism of Molly Hartley: Unrated Edition for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/20 (SRP $29.99 and $22.97).

Warner will release a pair of new DVD collections on 12/1, including TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: That’s Entertainment (including That’s Entertainment!, That’s Entertainment, Part II, That’s Entertainment! III, and That’s Dancing) and TCM Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: Eleanor Powell (including Broadway Melody of 1936, Born to Dance, Broadway Melody of 1938, and Broadway Melody of 1940). SRP is $27.92 each.

Kino Lorber has revealed Edward Cahn’s Curse of the Faceless Man (1958) as coming soon to Blu-ray.

Magnolia has set Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville’s documentary The Best of Enemies for Blu-ray and DVD release on 11/3. This is the film about the rivalry between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal. They’ve also set The Wolfpack for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/20.

And here’s a bit of a surprise: Henstooth Video has set The Pippi Longstocking Collection for Blu-ray release on 10/27 (SRP $64.95). The 4-disc set will contain Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes on Board, Pippi in the South Seas, and Pippi On the Run.

Meanwhile, here are all of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Extended Edition SKUs available for pre-order so far on Amazon (DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D)...

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Extended Edition (DVD)    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Extended Edition (Blu-ray Disc)    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Extended Edition (Blu-ray 3D)

Amazon has yet to list the Amazon-exclusive The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Extended Limited Edition (Blu-ray with collectible Weta statue), but here’s what it should look like...

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Extended Edition (Amazon-exclusive with Weta statuette)

Finally, Amazon has just listed Warner’s The Hobbit Trilogy: Extended Edition DVD set for pre-order. Street date is 11/17 (SRP $78.92). They’ve already set The Hobbit Trilogy: Extended Edition Blu-ray for pre-order (see below middle). And they’ve yet to list the Amazon-exclusive The Hobbit Trilogy: Extended Edition Blu-ray 3D set for pre-order, but here’s what it should look like (below right). We’ll add the remaining Amazon links as soon as they go live…

The Hobbit Trilogy - Extended Edition (DVD)    The Hobbit Trilogy - Extended Edition (Blu-ray Disc)    The Hobbit Trilogy - Extended Edition (Blu-ray 3D)

The Hobbit Trilogy - Extended Edition (DVD)

The Hobbit Trilogy: Extended Edition (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

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