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Blu-ray & DVD News – 12 Monkeys, Continuum, Togetherness, Over Your Dead Body & Noriyoshi Ohrai RIP

October 27, 2015 - 1:10 pm   |   by
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With Paramount’s long-awaited (and lovingly-restored) My Fair Lady: 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray finally arriving in stores today, our own Michael Coate has published a look back at the film’s original theatrical release along with a new roundtable interview with historians about the film’s legacy. You can find that in his History, Legacy & Showmanship column today. Enjoy!

Also today, Tim Salmon’s Halloween Hangover Blu-ray review for the day is Shout!/Scream Factory’s Gravy. There are just four reviews left, so be sure to check back each day between now and Saturday.  [Read on here…]

In announcement news this afternoon, Universal has set 12 Monkeys: Season One for Blu-ray and DVD release on 1/19 (SRP $49.98 for the Blu-ray). The 3-disc Blu-ray will include deleted scenes, a gag reel, cast audition video, webisodes, and the Emily Hampshire: Markridge Improv Speech featurette.

The studio has set Continuum: Season Four for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/19 as well (SRP $44.98), with audio commentary and a behind-the-scenes featurette. This will be the show’s final season.

Meanwhile, Scream Factory has set Takashi Miike’s Over Your Dead Body for Blu-ray and DVD release on 1/5.

HBO has announced Togetherness: The Complete First Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 1/5.

IndiePix has set the post apocalyptic comedy Crumbs for DVD release on 11/3, with a digital release expected on 11/17.

And Lionsgate has 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown coming on Blu-ray on 12/22.

For music fans today, Vesuvio Entertainment has set The Motels: Live at the Whisky a Go-Go – 50th Anniversary Special for Blu-ray and DVD release on 11/6 (SRP $29.98 and $24.98).

There are also a couple of great deals we wanted to point out today over at Amazon.com. They’re selling the Ron Moore/Syfy Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series on Blu-ray just $82. Amazon also has the multi-film Steven Spielberg: Director’s Collection for just $69 on Blu-ray. Act fast to take advantage.

And in other news this afternoon, we have sad news to report: The acclaimed Japanese artist and illustrator Noriyoshi Ohrai has died. If his name doesn’t ring a bell, his work surely will. Here’s one of his greatest hits...

Ohrai's Japanese Empire Strikes Back poster

You can take a look at more of his work today in this tribute piece over on Kotaku. If there was ever a Japanese OMNI Magazine, Ohrai would surely have painted more of its covers than anyone. He’ll be missed.

We’ll leave you with a look at more new Blu-ray Disc cover artwork, complete with Amazon.com pre-order links if available...

True Detective: Season Two (Blu-ray Disc)    Over Your Dead Body (Blu-ray Disc)    Girls: Season Four (Blu-ray Disc)

Two for the See Saw (Blu-ray Disc)    Togetherness: Season One (Blu-ray Disc)    Mr. Robot: Season One (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

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