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Thursday, 23 February 2023 16:48

Some Blu-ray & 4K news & reviews, plus Bill joins Robert Meyer Burnett live on YouTube tonight to talk Star Trek: Picard!

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Okay, there’s not a ton of news worth reporting today here at The Bits, but we do have a few quick things for you.

As is often the case, we’ll start with some new disc reviews...

Tim has posted his thoughts on Jim Wynorski’s The Return of the Swamp Thing (1989) in 4K Ultra HD from Lightyear Entertainment. He’s also taken a look at Stuart Barge’s Julius Caesar (1970) on regular Blu-ray from Imprint Films.

And Stephen has given David O. Russell’s Amsterdam (2022) a spin on 4K Ultra HD from 20th Century Studios.

More reviews are forthcoming, so be sure to stay tuned for them.

In terms of actual title announcements, Music Box Films has announced that Martika Ramirez Escobar’s Lenor Will Never Die is now available on Digital and is also coming to Blu-ray and DVD on 3/14. [Read on here...]

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just released Luca Guadagnino’s Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

Shudder will be releasing the horror anthology film V/H/S 99 (2022) on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/23.

And Paramount’s Yellowstone: Season Five, Part One will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/9.

Also today, our friends at Kino Lorber Studio Classics have announced plans to release Terminal Invasion (2002), Heat (1986), The Big Bus (1976), and Backtrack (1990) on Blu-ray on 4/25. They’ve also recently revealed that René Clément’s Is Paris Burning? (1966) is coming soon to Blu-ray with the help of American Zoetrope. Also coming soon to the format are Frank Tuttle’s The Hour Before the Dawn (1944) and Abner Biberman’s The Looters (1955).

Powerhouse Films has announced a couple more Indicator Blu-ray titles for release in May, including a Mexico Macabre: Four Sinister Tales from the Alameda Films Vault (1959-1963) box set on 5/29. This will include the films Black Pit of Dr. M (1959), The Witch’s Mirror (1961), The Braniac (1962), and The Curse of the Crying Woman (1963). Also coming on 5/29 is a From Hollywood to Heaven: The Lost and Saved Films of The Ormond Family Blu-ray set. And they’re releasing a deluxe hardback book about the Ormond family by Jimmy McDonough called The Exotic Ones presented by Nicolas Winding Refn.

Now then... for those of you who live in the UK and would like to show your support for The Bits via our Amazon Affiliate links, we’ve just posted the pre-order links for all of the forthcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation feature film UHDs in our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits. And for your convenience, here they are now (just click on the titles): Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: Nemesis, and the Star Trek: The Next Generation 4-Movie Collection.

And while we’re talking Star Trek, for those of you who are watching the new season of Star Trek: Picard on Paramount+—and if you’re a longtime Trekkie you absolutely should be—I’ll be joining my old friend, collaborator, filmmaker, and DVD/Blu-ray special edition producer Robert Meyer Burnett live on his Picard: Season Three after show on YouTube tonight at 8 PM Pacific to talk about the latest episode of the series (3X02 – “Disengage”), which dropped early this morning. So if you’re interested in joining us, you can watch that here...

That’s all for now. Back tomorrow with more.

Stay tuned...!

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