In announcement news today, Criterion has just revealed their January 2018 slate, which is set to include John Hughes’s The Breakfast Club (Cat #905 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 1/2, John Ford’s Young Mr. Lincoln (Cat #320 – from a new 4K restoration – Blu-ray and DVD) on 1/9, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake (Cat #906 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 1/16, the Eclipse line title Claude Autant-Lara: Four Romantic Escapes from Occupied France (DVD only) on 1/23, and finally G. W. Pabst’s Westfront 1918 (Cat #907 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Kameradschaft (Cat #908 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 1/30. You can visit Criterion’s website here for all the details on extras and features and we’ve updated our Criterion Spines Project page as well.
Twilight Time has also announced their January 2018 slate of limited edition Blu-ray titles, all due to ship on 1/23. It will include Husbands & Wives (1992), Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), My Cousin Rachel (1952), and Dragonwyck (1946).
In other release news, we mentioned yesterday that the Studio Ghibli titles The Cat Returns and My Neighbors the Yamadas had been announced for release on Blu-ray by GKids and Shout! Factory on 1/16. Today, it appears that Whisper of the Heart will also arrive on Blu-ray that day.
Kino Lorber has just revealed that they’re working on a new Blu-ray and DVD release of Martin Scorsese’s Kundun (1997).
Shout! Factory has also set The Tiger Hunter for release on Blu-ray as part of its Shout Select line on 1/9.
Lionsgate has set Woodshock for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/28, followed by Blood Money on 12/19.
PBS Distribution is releasing Nova: Eclipse Over America on DVD on 11/14.
And Olive Films has announced its late October slate of Blu-ray and DVD releases, which is set to include the following (on both formats): Flipper: Season Three (1966-67), Rock-a-Doodle (1991), Stay Hungry (1976), The Miracle Worker (1962), The Madness of King George (1994), S.O.S. Tidal Wave (1939), The Vampire’s Ghost (1945), and Return of the Ape Man (1944).
Here’s a look at the cover artwork for a few of the titles mentioned above, with Amazon pre-order links if available. The Blade Runner art is temp only.
- Bill Hunt