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Gravity Luxe BD with Atmos, Olive Kitteridge, Twilight December BD art/specs & more

November 12, 2014 - 2:06 pm   |   by
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First up today here at The Bits, our own Tim Salmons has posted a pair of new Blu-ray reviews featuring George Romero’s The Dark Half and Monkey Shines from Shout! and Scream Factory.

I’ve also added a pair of Blu-ray reviews from the old Bits website, both Christopher Nolan films released on BD by Warner Bros, including Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. So if you’re still in a Batman mood after watching the ‘66 TV series version, there’s a little more for you.  [Read on here…]

And our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and pre-order links. As always, when you purchase anything at all from Amazon after clicking to them through our links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it.

We’ve got a couple interesting things to report today in terms of new title announcements.

The big one is that Warner Home Video has set a new version of Gravity for Blu-ray release in February. You can see the cover artwork above and below (where it’s already up for pre-order on Amazon). The Gravity: Diamond Luxe Edition is a 2-disc set due to street on 2/10/15 (SRP $24.98). What we know for sure is that you should get all existing special features as well as 3 new bonus features. The only confirmed new bonus feature is the Silent Space Version of the film, presented without music. The disc will also include a Dolby Atmos sound mix for those of you with new Atmos compatible audio hardware. If this edition sells well, it’s possible Warner could release additional recent titles on Blu-ray with Atmos – Man of Steel, Edge of Tomorrow, Pacific Rim, the Hobbit films – these have all been released with Atmos mixes in theaters.

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While we’re talking Warner, the studio has also set The Good Lie for Blu-ray Combo release on 12/23 (SRP $26.04), with deleted scenes and The Good Lie Journey featurette.

Warner has also announced Annabelle for Blu-ray Combo release on 1/13/15 (SRP $35.99), including deleted scenes and 4 featurettes (The Curse of Annabelle, Bloody Tears of Possession, Dolls of the Demon, and A Demonic Process).

Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has set The Drop for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/20. The film stars Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini. Extras will include deleted scenes, 5 promotional featurettes, and audio commentary by Michael R. Roskam and Dennis Lehane.

HBO has set the Olive Kitteridge miniseries for Blu-ray release on 2/10/15 (SRP $49.99). See the cover artwork below.

Paramount has set Broad City: Season One for DVD release on 122/2 (SRP $26.99). Extras will include outtakes, deleted scenes, a video commentary, a photo gallery, and a Map of Broad City drawn by Abbi.

Twilight Time has released cover artwork and details on the extras for their December slate of Blu-ray titles (due on 12/9 and available for pre-order on Screen Archives Entertainment starting on 11/19). They’ll include: The Fortune (includes isolated score track), Funny Lady (includes the In Search of a Star featurette and the original theatrical trailer), Heaven & Earth (includes audio commentary with director Oliver Stone, deleted scenes with optional director commentary, and alternate opening with score from Kitaro, and the film’s original theatrical trailer), Inherit the Wind (includes an isolated music & effects track and the original theatrical trailer), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (includes audio commentary by director Ronald Neame and actress Pamela Franklin, and isolated music & effects track, and the original theatrical trailer), and finally Yentl (which is packed with the Director’s Extended Cut of the film and the Theatrical Version, an introduction by Barbra Streisand, audio commentary by Barbra Streisand and co-producer Rusty Lemorande, deleted scenes, and introduction to the special features by Streisand, The Director’s Reel featurette, The Rehearsal Process with Materials from Barbra’s Archives, the My Wonderful Cast and Crew featurette, Deleted Song Storyboard Sequences, Barbra’s 8mm Concept Film with optional narration, still galleries, and theatrical trailers). Here’s a look at the cover artwork. Clicking on the covers will take you to Screen Archives Entertainment…

The Fortune (Blu-ray Disc)    Yentl (Blu-ray Disc)    Funny Lady (Blu-ray Disc)

Inherit the Wind (Blu-ray Disc)    Heaven & Earth (Blu-ray Disc)    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Blu-ray Disc)

Image Entertainment will release the original Broadway production of Into the Woods on Blu-ray on 12/2 (SRP $24.98).

And Universal has set Kull the Conqueror and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story for Blu-ray release on 2/3/15.

In other news today, Criterion and Barnes and Noble have just kicked off their twice-yearly 50% off Criterion Blu-ray and DVD sale – find it here. Lots of great deals to be had.

Finally today, pre-orders are now open on Amazon for the Blu-ray releases of John Wick (street date TBA), Dracula Untold (TBA), Fury (TBA), American Horror Story: Freak Show (TBA), and Lucy (due 1/20/15). Click on the title links to pre-order.

We’ll leave you today with more new Blu-ray cover artwork, including the new Gravity: Diamond Luxe Edition, Olive Kitteridge and more. Clicking on these covers will take you to the Amazon pre-order pages if available…

Gravity: Diamond Luxe Edition (Blu-ray Disc)    Olive Kitteridge (Blu-ray Disc)    Lucy (Blu-ray Disc)

Kull the Conqueror (Blu-ray Disc)    Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (Blu-ray Disc)    American Horror Story: Freak Show (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned!

Bill Hunt


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