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Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:51

Blu-ray Release News: Casino 20th, new Batman animated film with Adam West & Burt Ward and more

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We’ve got some more interesting odds and ends for you this afternoon…

First up today, some of you might be aware that Universal is releasing a Casino: 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray in the U.K. on 5/4. We’re already checking with our sources to see if it’s coming to BD here in the States as well later this year. Our guess would be yes, but we’ll let you know when we hear anything more definitive.  [Read on here…]

Meanwhile, Universal has announced a new Jurassic Park Collection on Blu-ray on 5/12 (SRP $59.98). It includes the first three films on Blu-ray, with Digital Copy, plus a slot to add the new Jurassic World film when it’s finally released on Blu-ray and disc later in 2015.

Disney’s live-action Cinderella is now up for Blu-ray and DVD pre-order on, though street date is still TBA.

Shout! Factory has announced the double-feature Blu-ray release of The Pope of Greenwich Village and Desperate Hours on 6/2.

Magnolia has set the western Serena for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/9. The film reunites stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (from Silver Linings Playbook), and also features Rhys Ifans.

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Kino Lorber will release Jean Rollin’s The Escapees as a Redemption Blu-ray title on 5/26. They’ve also just announced that William A. Fraker’s Monte Walsh (1970) and William Friedkin’s The Boys in the Band (1970) are coming to Blu-ray in July. And they’ve added John Dahl’s Unforgettable (1996) to their September BD slate. Street dates are TBA.

Olive Films is releasing Blumenthal and The Last American Virgin on Blu-ray on 5/26. They also have Satan’s Blade coming to Blu-ray and DVD on 5/12.

And our friends at Twilight Time are celebrating their fourth anniversary with a big sale on many of their fine Blu-ray and DVD titles, available at Screen Archives Entertainment. The sale runs until Friday, April 3rd at 4pm EST. Visit their Facebook page here for specific details.

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Finally, this is exciting: 1960s Batman stars Adam West and Burt Ward announced (at the Mad Monster Party convention in Charlotte this past weekend) that they they’re going to be providing the voices of Batman and Robin in at least one... and possibly two... new animated Batman feature films. Pretty awesome! Here’s a clip of them revealing the good word:

We’ll leave you with a look at more Blu-ray cover artwork. As always, click on the covers to pre-order the titles in question Amazon (and, in so doing, help support The Bits)…

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (Blu-ray Disc)    Serena (Blu-ray Disc)    Jurassic Park Collection (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned…

Bill Hunt


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