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Monday, 20 September 2021 19:20

Warner sets Reminiscence for Blu-ray & 4K on 11/9, plus Flesh for Frankenstein, new Kino Lorber Studio Classics titles & more

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We have some new announcement news for you today, but first more reviews...

I’ve posted my thoughts on Marvel’s Black Widow in 4K Ultra HD, directed by Cate Shortland. And surprise, the film is finally available to order from, so there’s that.

Also today, Tim has reviewed Michael Chaves’ The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It in 4K UHD from Warner Bros. Note that the studio is now calling it The Conjuring 3 just to avoid confusion.

And finally, Dennis has turned in his two cents on George Stevens’ A Place in the Sun (1951) as newly-released on Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents line-up.

More reviews are coming tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled for them. [Read on here...]

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Now then... the big news today is that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just made Lisa Joy’s sci-fi noir film Reminiscence official for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 11/9. The Digital release is expected on 10/1 (it was available on HBO Max for a limited time that ended yesterday). Look for Dolby Atmos audio on the Blu-ray and 4K UHD, with extras to include 5 behind-the-scenes featurettes (You’re Going on a Journey, The Sunken Coast, Crafting a Memory, Reminiscence: A Family Reunion, and Save My Love). You can see the cover artwork above left and also below.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just announced Edson Oda’s Nine Days for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 11/2. Sony has also confirmed the 11/2 Blu-ray and DVD release of The Crown: The Complete Fourth Season. And they’ll release Heidi Ewing’s I Carry You With Me on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/21.

RLJE Films has set Violation for release on Digital HD and Blu-ray on 9/12, followed by No Man of God on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/19.

Shudder and RLJE will also release Fried Barry on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on 10/5.

And Paramount will release Beavis and Butt-Head Do America on Blu-ray on 12/7.

For classic catalog fans, The Film Detective has just set The Amazing Mr. X (1948) for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/5, followed by Richard E. Cunha’s Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958) on both formats on 10/19. The former includes audio commentary from professor and film scholar Jason A. Ney, a full-color booklet with the essay The Amazing Mr. Bey by Don Stradley, and the Mysteries Exposed: Inside the Cinematic World of Spiritualism documentary from Ballyhoo Motion Pictures. The latter includes audio commentary with author and historian Tom Weaver, a booklet with an essay by Weaver, Ballyhoo’s Richard E. Cunha: Filmmaker of the Unknown, and the new retrospective John Ashley: Man from the B’s with film historian C. Courtney Joyner.

And in 4K (and Blu-ray) news—or let’s call them rumors for now—word from retail and industry sources is that Universal plans to release Dear Evan Hansen on both formats on 12/14, while Warner Bros. has tentatively slated The Many Saints of Newark for 12/21.

Image and RLJE Films are expected to release Prisoners of the Ghostland on 4K Steelbook at the same time as Blu-ray and DVD on 11/16.

And Sony is dropping a new Monster Hunter 4K Steelbook as an Amazon exclusive release on 9/20.

Also on the 4K front, Vinegar Syndrome is getting ready to reveal a new UHD release of Paul Morrissey’s Flesh for Frankenstein (1973). Flash pre-orders are set to begin at 12:01 AM Eastern on this coming Friday (9/24).

We’re also hearing that a new 4K restoration of Miloš Forman’s Amadeus (1984) might be coming in the months ahead from Criterion, licensed to them by Warner Bros. This would include at least the theatrical version, which Forman ultimately considered to be his official director’s cut. (What’s been commonly known as the director’s cut was apparently felt by Forman to be a “DVD Cut” only.)

And finally today, back on the catalog Blu-ray front, Kino Lorber Studio Classics has revealed that they’re working on Josef von Sternberg’s Jet Pilot (1957), Jesse Hibbs’ To Hell and Back (1955), and John Huston’s Freud (1962) for release on Blu-ray on 11/30, followed by Peter Hyams’ Busting (1974) and William A. Graham’s 21 Hours at Munich (1976) on the format on 12/7. Terence Young’s The Christmas Tree (1969) is also due to be released on Blu-ray in December (street date TBA), while Preston Sturges’ The Great Moment (1944), John Ford’s The Horse Soldiers (1959), Mitchell Leisen’s Golden Earrings (1947), and Tobe Hooper’s I’m Dangerous Tonight (1990) have all been revealed as coming soon.

Here’s a look at some of the cover artwork for titles mentioned above…

Reminiscence (4K Ultra HD) Reminiscence (Blu-ray Disc) Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (Blu-ray Disc)

That’s all for now! Stay tuned...

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