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Friday, 07 March 2014 13:11

New Godzilla BDs from Sony, plus TNG in June, great new Twilight Time, Fox/MGM & Scream BDs too!

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First up today, our very own Todd Doogan has checked in with a review of Spike Lee’s recent Americanized remake of Park Chan-wook’s 2003 Korean action-thriller Oldboy, which was itself adapted from a Japanese manga from the late 1990s. The Lee film is now available on Blu-ray from Sony. Turns out it’s... interesting. Check out Todd’s review - he’ll tell you all about it.

In release news today, select retail sources have reported to us that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is gearing up to release a number of Godzilla double-feature Blu-rays on 5/6 (SRP $19.99 each) as part of Godzilla’s 60th anniversary celebration this year. A quick search, reveals that is already taking pre-orders (see the following title links). Among them are Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)/Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003), Godzilla vs. Destroyah (1995)/Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000), Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)/Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992), and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)/Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994). We’re working to confirm this officially with the studio, so stay tuned. We’ll update here as soon as we hear back.  [Read on here…]

Meanwhile, CBS has released the official trailer for the Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Six on Blu-ray, and they’ve also confirmed that the single-disc BD feature for the season will be Star Trek: The Next Generation – Chain of Command. Both are officially due to street in June. Here’s the official trailer…

MGM and Fox have more catalog titles coming to Blu-ray on 5/6, including Speed 2: Cruise Control, a Speed/Speed 2: Cruise Control double feature, Weekend at Bernie’s and The Deep End.

Twilight Time has announced a very cool new batch of upcoming limited edition Blu-rays available for pre-order over the next few weeks from Screen Archives Entertainment, including Used Cars (1980 – due 4/8), Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987 – 4/1), Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose (1984 – 4/1), Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962 – 4/1), David Lynch’s Wild at Heart (1990 – 4/8), and the “Supermarination” classic Thunderbirds are Go (1966 – 5/13). Lots of them have extras too, which is nice to see. You can find some of the cover artwork below. Be sure to check out Twilight Time’s Facebook page for all the latest details and art.

Also today, Scream Factory has set Antonia Bird’s Ravenous for Blu-ray release on 6/3, followed by The Monkey’s Paw for Blu-ray release on 6/17.

Shout! Factory has Bushido Man: Seven Deadly Battles set for Blu-ray on 6/10.

And Lionsgate has set Little House on the Prairie: Season Two for Blu-ray release on 5/6 (SRP $38.99).

Here’s a look at the cover artwork for both Star Trek titles, as well as Scream’s Ravenous and three Twilight titles (up for pre-order soon but we’ve included a link to Screen Archives Entertainment in the meantime) – Used Cars, Wild at Heart and Broadway Danny Rose

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Six (Blu-ray Disc)    Star Trek: The Next Generation - Chain of Command (Blu-ray Disc)    Ravenous (Blu-ray Disc)

Used Cars (Blu-ray Disc)    Wild at Heart (Blu-ray Disc)    Broadway Danny Rose (Blu-ray Disc)

Now then... lotta great stuff to enjoy this weekend entertainment-wise, including the debut of the newly updated Cosmos on Fox and NatGeo on Sunday, as well as the limited theatrical opening (New York and L.A.) of Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, plus 300: Rise of an Empire and some other stuff. So whatever your plans, have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here on Monday!

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt

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