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Planes, Rutles & Big, plus Breaking Bad/Homeland Sunday & Oktoberfest Tuesday!

September 27, 2013 - 2:14 pm   |   By 

Okay, let’s close out the week with a couple of reviews and some new announcement news.  First the reviews...

Our own Todd Doogan has checked in with his thoughts on Criterion’s excellent recent edition of Ishirô Honda’s classic Godzilla on Blu-ray.  Enjoy!

And I’ve weighed in with a look at Magnet’s new Blu-ray edition of Europa Report – a modestly impressive little space exploration thriller that arrives in stores on 10/8.

Now for some announcement news... [Read on here...]

Disney has officially set the CG-animated Planes for Blu-ray 3D Combo, Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 11/19.  Extras will include deleted scenes and 4 video features (Franz’s Song, Klay’s Flight Plan, Meet the Racers and Top 10 Flyers).

As we’ve reported previously, 20th Century Fox is releasing a Big: 25th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray on 12/10 (SRP $19.99).

A company called Video Music, Inc has set The Rutles Anthology for release on Blu-ray on 12/3 (SRP $24.95).  The set will include The Rutles: All You Need is Cash, along with The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch, the original SNL Rutles sketch, a new audio commentary and interview with Eric Idle and more

Millennium Entertainment has set the comedy Hell Baby: Unrated for Blu-ray and DVD release on 12/31.

Magnolia will release Touchy Feely on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/10.

Virgil Films has set the Hulu original series Morgan Spurlock’s A Day in the Life: Seasons 1 & 2 for DVD only release on 10/8.

Lionsgate will release Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/8.

And Cinedigm and Tribeca Film have set the thriller Resolution for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/8 as well.

Here’s a look at the Blu-ray art for both versions of Disney’s Planes and also Video Music’s The Rutles Anthology

Disney's Planes (Blu-ray 3D)    Disney's Planes (Blu-ray Disc)    The Rutles Anthology (Blu-ray Disc)

Don’t forget: Adam Jahnke’s Hell Plaza Oktoberfest is almost here!  The Halloween-themed review fun begins here at The Bits on this coming Tuesday, 10/1, so don’t miss it.

Also, the third season of Homeland kicks off on Sunday night on Showtime.  And of course, AMC’s Breaking Bad will have its highly-anticipated series finale this Sunday night as well.  We hope you fans of the series really enjoy it – the road to Walter White’s final story sure has been great so far!

Have a fine weekend and we’ll see you all back here on Monday.  Peace out!

- Bill Hunt

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