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Thursday, 19 November 2015 15:29

Blu-ray News – Freaks & Geeks, Everest, Vincent Price III, Zoolander, Sherlock, new Criterion art & more

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We’ve got a bunch of good announcement news for you today. But first, Jim Hemphill has just turned in a new review here at The Bits featuring Twilight’s Devil in a Blue Dress on Blu-ray. Enjoy!  [Read on here…]

Now then, Shout! Factory’s long-awaited Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series Blu-ray set is coming on 3/22/16 according to (SRP $119.00 – click this link to pre-order it). Details will be announced soon. Shout has also set The Vincent Price Collection III for BD release on 2/16 (the specific titles included haven’t been revealed yet). Meanwhile, they have No Way Out due on BD on 2/16, followed by Midnight Run and a Jesus of Nazareth: Complete Miniseries – 40th Anniversary Edition (this is the 1977 Franco Zeffirelli project) both on Blu-ray on 2/23.

Not to be outdone, Shout!’s Scream Factory label will release Blu-ray double features of Millennium/R.O.T.O.R. and The Curse/Curse II: The Bite on 2/23.

In other news, Universal has set Everest set for Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD on 1/19, with the digital release due 1/19. All versions will include audio commentary with director Baltasar Kormákur, and 2 featurettes (Race to the Summit: The Making of Everest and Aspiring to Authenticity: The Real Story). The Blu-rays will add 2 more featurettes (Learning to Climb: The Actors’ Journey and A Mountain of Work: Recreating Everest).

Universal also has Ted 2 up for pre-order on Amazon for BD and DVD release on 12/15, followed by along Suffragette on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/2. Meanwhile, Universal’s Rock the Kasbah is up for pre-order too but the street date is still TBA.

Paramount has set Zoolander: The Blue Steelbook for wide release on Blu-ray on 2/2 (it’s previously been a Best Buy exclusive title).

Image Entertainment has set the western Bone Tomahawk for Blu-ray release on 12/29.

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing The Devil Wears Prada: The 10th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray on 1/12.

The BBC’s Sherlock Holiday Special is now Sherlock: The Abominable Bride and is due on BD and DVD on 1/12. We have final cover artwork below.

Lionsgate and Lifetime will release UnREAL: Season 1 on DVD on 1/26.

And Acorn Media will release The Fall: Series 2 on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/1.

Here’s a look at all of the new Criterion Blu-ray titles announced on Monday (with Amazon pre-order links). We’ve also added a few additional pieces of new cover art for titles that are now up on Amazon as well...

The Graduate (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)    The Kid (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)    I Knew Her Well (Criterion Blu-ray)

Death by Hanging (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)    The Emigrants/The New Land (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)    Everest (Blu-ray 3D)

Straight Outta Compton (Blu-ray Disc)    The Vincent Price Collection III (Blu-ray Disc)    Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

Bill Hunt


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