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Monday, 30 January 2023 12:51

Babylon, South Park: S25 & more 4K catalog—Flashdance, Midnight Run, Haunting of Julia, People Under the Stairs & Kindergarten Cop!

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We have a bunch of new title announcements to start the week off right today...

First up, Paramount has just officially set Damien Chazelle’s Babylon for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 3/21, with the Digital release expected tomorrow on 1/31. The Blu-ray and 4K disc will include a trio of behind-the-scenes featurettes (A Panoramic Canvas Called Babylon, The Costumes of Babylon, and Scoring Babylon) along with deleted and extended scenes. Note that a Steelbook 4K SKU will also be widely available the same day. You can see the Amaray art at left and both versions below.

Paramount has now made Adrian Lyne’s Flashdance (1983) official for release in 4K Ultra HD on 4/11 as a new 40th Anniversary Edition. You can see that below as well.

They’ve also set Jon Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) for 4K Ultra HD re-release as well as a 4K Steelbook 10th Anniversary Edition on 3/28 with Dolby Vision HDR.

And on the TV front, Paramount and Comedy Central have announced South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fifth Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 4/4. [Read on here...]

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Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment and New Line have set Climatic’s House Party (2023) for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/14, with the Digital release also expected tomorrow on 1/31.

Not to be outdone, Shout! Factory and Scream have begun to reveal their April release slate, which is currently set to include Martin Brest’s Midnight Run (1988) on 4K Ultra HD and Barry Levinson’s Envy (2004) on Blu-ray both on 4/4, followed by Chuck Russell’s Bless the Child (2000) and Franco Amurri’s Flashback (1990) on Blu-ray on 4/11, Richard Loncraine’s The Haunting of Julia (1981) on 4K Ultra HD and Alan Rudolph’s Endangered Species (1982) on Blu-ray on 4/18, and finally Wes Craven’s The People Under the Stairs (1991) on 4K Ultra HD, and Ji Zhao’s New Gods: Yang Jian (2022, for GKids) and The Jackie Chan Collection: Volume 2 (1983-1993) on Blu-ray on 4/25.

That last one is an 8-disc set that includes the films Winners and Sinners (1983), Wheels on Meals (1984), The Protector (1985), Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985), Armour of God (1986), Armour of God II: Operation Condor (1991), Crime Story (1993), and City Hunter (1993).

Still more to go...

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has revealed that Ivan Reitman’s Kindergarten Cop (1990) is “coming soon” to 4K Ultra HD. Also coming soon to Blu-ray is Monte Markham’s Neon City (1991). And look for Patrice Leconte’s Man on the Train (2002) from KLSC on 4/11, along with Richard Thorpe’s The Truth About Spring (1965), both on Blu-ray.

Note that our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits has been updated with the new 4K titles (listed above) accordingly.

And finally, XYZ Films has set T3’s Sound of Silence for release on Digital and VOD only on 3/9.

All right, many of these titles and more are now available for pre-order on Amazon and you can see the cover artwork below. Click on each to visit their respective Amazon pre-order pages (and don’t forget that doing so helps to support our work here at The Bits which we appreciate!)...

Babylon (4K Ultra HD) Babylon (Steelbook 4K Ultra HD) Flashdance (4K Ultra HD)

The Naked Lunch (UK import 4K Ultra HD) The People Under the Stairs (4K Ultra HD) The Haunting of Julia (4K Ultra HD)

Shiver of the Vampires (4K Ultra HD) Two Orphan Vampires (4K Ultra HD) The Assassination Bureau (Blu-ray Disc)

South Park: Season 25 (Blu-ray Disc) The Jackie Chan Collection: Volume 2 (Blu-ray Disc) Midnight Run (4K Ultra HD)

Back tomorrow with more. Stay tuned...

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