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Reviews & Contest, plus Parkland, Futurama, Mortal Instruments, Million Dollar Baby: 10th & more!

October 14, 2013 - 1:16 pm   |   By 

Quick heads-up: Until 3 PM (Pacific) we’re running an Oktoberfest giveaway over on The Digital Bits Facebook page, giving each of you the chance to win a copy of Scream Factory’s Prince of Darkness: Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray!  Get your entries in quick.

Meanwhile, here at The Bits today, we’re kicking off Week 3 of the Hell Plaza Oktoberfest with Dr. Jahnke’s review of The Awful Dr. Orlof, now available on Blu-ray from Kino!

Also today, our own Todd Doogan has checked in with a review of Guillermo del Toro’s 1993 horror film Cronos, available on Blu-ray Disc from Criterion!  It’s a darned good film, well worth your time, and the review is appropriate given that del Toro’s latest film, Pacific Rim (read our review here), arrives in stores tomorrow on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Home Video.  Enjoy!  [Read on here...]

In announcement news today, Millennium Entertainment has just set Peter Landesman’s JFK assassination drama, Parkland, for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/5 (SRP $24.99 and $19.99).  The film stars Zac Efron, Billy Bob Thornton and Paul Giamatti.  Extras will include deleted scenes.  You can find the cover art below. 

Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox has set a Futurama: The Complete Series DVD Gift Set for release on 12/10, along with Futurama: Volume Eight on both Blu-ray and DVD that same day.  Volume Eight will include audio commentary on all episodes and 3 featurettes (Precious Trimmings: A Compendium of Deleted Scenes, Futurama University and Inside Futurama: The Writers’ Room of Tomorrow).  The Complete Series will include all eight volumes, all the feature-length adventures and an exclusive “2014/3014” calendar.

Sony will release The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD and Digital on 12/3.  Extras will include deleted scenes, 2 featurettes (Bringing Them to Life and Descendants of the Cup), a music video and (on Blu-ray exclusively) the Interactive Lineage Tracker and 3 more featurettes (Deadly Attraction, Entering the Shadow World and Into the Shadows: From Book to Screen).

Warner Home Video has set a Million Dollar Baby: 10th Anniversary Edition for Blu-ray release on 2/4/14 (SRP $19.98).  Additional details will follow.

Also, Shout! Factory and Scream Factory have confirmed the 12/17 Blu-ray release of The Beast Within and Crawlspace.

Lionsgate has set Living by the Gun for release on DVD and digital on 1/7/14.

Arc Entertainment has set Bounty Killer for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/29.

And Anchor Bay Films has set Jayne Mansfield’s Car for Blu-ray and DVD release on 12/10.

Here’s a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork for Millennium’s Parkland, Fox’s Futurama: Volume Eight and Futurama: The Complete Series DVD Gift Set (we’ll post a larger image of the box when we have it), and Sony’s The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones...

Parkland (Blu-ray Disc)    Futurama: Volume 8 (Blu-ray Disc)    The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Blu-ray Disc)

Futurama: The Complete Series DVD Gift Set (DVD)

Stay tuned!

- Bill Hunt

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