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Friday, 17 January 2014 15:49

Lady from Shanghai BD exclusively at TCM Shop, plus new BD art & Altman’s best of 2013

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Let’s get right down to business…

Today’s big story is the revelation (due to Dr. Jahnke’s inquisitive Internet wanderings) that Orson Welles’ 1947 film noir, The Lady from Shanghai, is officially coming to Blu-ray in the States as an exclusive Blu-ray/DVD Combo available only from TCM Shop!  [Read on here…]

This is yet another one of those cases where a title gets released almost as an afterthought will little fanfare and virtually no promotion. But there it is. It’s available for pre-order now with an anticipated street date of 1/27. SRP is $29.99, but it’s on sale now for $24.99. The release is happening in partnership with Sony and The Film Foundation. The Blu-ray features a brand-new 4K digital restoration from the original negative. The disc includes an introduction by Robert Osborne, Eddie Muller commentary and galleries of stills, posters, behind-the-scenes photos and lobby cards.  Click on the cover art below (of any of the text links) to visit the official pre-order page.

Also today, Scream Factory has announced the Blu-ray release of The Slumber Party Massacre on 3/18 (SRP $24.98). Extras will include audio commentary with director Amy Holden Jones, and actors Michael Villela and Debra De Liso, a new interview with actor Rigg Kennedy, the trailer, and the Sleepless Nights: The Making of The Slumber Party Massacre.

Scream has also announced that they’re working on a new Blu-ray special edition release of Antonia Bird’s 1999 film Ravenous! The release is expected to happen sometime in June. No other details are yet available, except that all-new extras are being created and we’ve got the cover artwork below.

Other Scream titles in the offing are Final Exam (1981), Evilspeak (2004), Dead Shadows (2012) and the afore-mentioned Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979). You’ll find cover art for all of them below.

Finally today, our own Mark A. Altman has turned in a new MOS DEF column in which he takes a look back at his picks for The 25 Best Discs of 2013. Some good titles in there, so be sure to check it out!

Here’s that cover artwork…

The Lady from Shanghsi (TCM Shop-exclusive Blu-ray Disc)    Ravenous (Blu-ray Disc)    Nosferatu the Vampyre (Blu-ray Disc)

Evilspeak (Blu-ray Disc)    Final Exam (Blu-ray Disc)    Dead Shadows (Blu-ray Disc)

Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the States, but we’ll probably be back anyway with some new news and updates. So have a great weekend and we’ll see you then!

- Bill Hunt


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