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Thursday, 27 October 2016 18:48

Barton Fink, Time After Time, Dracula vs. Frankenstein & lots more new catalog Blu-ray release news

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We have two more reviews for you to enjoy today, including Jim’s take on Guy Hamilton’s Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins from Twilight Time and Tim’s thoughts on Waxwork/Waxwork II: Lost in Time from Lionsgate’s new Vestron Video Collector’s Series. Both are well worth a look, so be sure to check out the reviews.

Meanwhile, know that I’m going to be spending the next few days working my way through a stack of new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and regular Blu-rays in order to post reviews here on The Bits, including some major 3rd and 4th quarter releases. And yes… you can expect that Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D – Collector’s Edition will be among them. So keep checking back for those as I knock them out. [Read on here…]

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We’ve got some great announcement news for you today...

First, our friends at Kino Lorber have revealed that they’re going to be releasing the Coen Brothers’ Barton Fink (1991) on Blu-ray and DVD soon! Now if we can just get The Ladykillers (2004) on Blu-ray, I think that’s the complete Coen oeuvre.

It appears Kino has also gotten the rights to release The Wanderers (1979) and Josef von Sternberg’s final film Anatahan (1953) on Blu-ray and DVD too in the coming months, as they’re returning the films to theaters for a limited time in a new 2K restoration. Other Kino titles to look forward to include ZPG (Zero Population Growth) (1971) on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/3/17, The Good Son (1993) on Blu-ray (TBA), and Cyborg 2087 (1966), Dimension 5 (1966), and 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) on Blu-ray and DVD (TBA).

The Warner Archive has just revealed that they’re working on new Blu-ray editions of The Goodbye Girl (1977) and Time After Time (1979), each released with a new HD remaster of the film.

A company called Shriek Show has apparently gotten the rights to release Al Adamson’s Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971) on Blu-ray on 12/13. From the Amazon listing, “The special edition Blu-ray includes an audio commentary by writer/producer Sam Sherman, a documentary on Independent International Pictures, a rare alternate ending, deleted scenes, a deleted scene with Famous Monsters editor Forrest J Ackerman and Dracula, rare 8mm movie location footage, the original theatrical trailer, TV spot and an extensive photo gallery.” You can see the cover artwork below.

Shout! Factory has announced the DVD release of Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVII on 11/22, featuring the previously unreleased episodes The Human Duplicators, Escape 2000, The Horror of Party Beach, and Invasion of the Neptune Men, plus extras.

Lionsgate has set the CG-animated The Wild Life for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on 11/29. They also have Jackie Chan Presents: Amnesia coming on DVD and Digital HD on 1/3/17, followed by The Whole Truth (starring Keanu Reeves and Renee Zellweger) on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on 1/17/17.

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing Scream Queens: The Complete First Season on DVD on 12/6.

And for you U.K. readers, Eureka has set Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Creepy for Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 23/1/17.

We’ll leave you with a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork for a few of the titles mentioned above (click on the covers to pre-order them on…

Dracula vs. Frankenstein (Blu-ray Disc)   The Goodbye Girl (Blu-ray Disc)   Time After Time (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)


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