Criterion & TCM launch FilmStruck, plus Preacher: Season 1, Vikings: Season 4, Vol 1 & much more https://t.co/OabjYveg86
In other news today, Warner Home Video and Adult Swim have set Robot Chicken: Season 6 for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/8. Bonus content will include outtakes, multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted animatics and much more.
Lionsgate has set Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/8 (SRP $24.99 and $19.98). Extras will include a pair of audio commentaries (one with Whedon alone and another with Whedon and the cast), 2 featurettes and a music video.
Lionsgate has also set Shaquille O’Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Atlanta for DVD only release on 10/1.
Sony has set Grown Ups 2 for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 11/5.
Funimation has set announced their November anime and TV release slate, which will include: Hetalia: World Series – The Complete Series (DVD – 11/5), the Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition (BD Combo and DVD – 11/12 – “This release features all three English dubs that have occurred since 1989, giving fans the option to choose the one that they have the deepest connection with.”), Maken-Ki: The Complete Series (BD Combo Limited Edition and BD Combo – 11/12), Wolf Children (BD and DVD – 11/12), Good Luck Girl!: The Complete Series (BD Combo Limited Edition and BD Combo – 11/19), Syfy’s Lost Girl: Season Three (BD and DVD – 11/19) and One Piece: Strong World (BD Combo and DVD – 11/19).
Millennium Entertainment has set Plush for DVD only release on 10/15.
Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment and Sonar Entertainment have set Exploding Sun for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/15.
One Village Entertainment has set Frat Brothers for DVD only release on 10/8.
And Image Entertainment has set the horror film Shiver for DVD only release on 10/8.
Finally, in other news today, here’s a great story that should be of interest to you Star Wars fans: A believed-lost short film called Black Angel, which originally debuted theatrically in front of The Empire Strikes Back in parts of Europe and Australia – and which was supported by George Lucas and 20th Century Fox at the time – has just resurfaced. It’s been restored and is going to screen for the first time in 33 years at the Mill Valley Film Festival in Mill Valley, CA on 10/13. (See details here.) How cool is that? What a neat find! One hopes it will find its way to Blu-ray or DVD at some point. More details on the film, its history and its restoration can be found here at the excellent ars technica website.
Here’s a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork for Robot Chicken: Season 6, Much Ado About Nothing and the Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition…
- Bill Hunt