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Thursday, 31 March 2016 14:44

Uni sets Triple 9 for 5/31, plus Supergirl: S1 pre-orders & more new film/TV BD pre-orders on Amazon

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment has set Triple 9 for Blu-ray and DVD release on 5/31, with digital due on 5/17. The film stars Kate Winslet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Anthony Mackie and Aaron Paul. The studio has also set The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/21.

On the catalog front, Universal has announced a 5-disc Kirk Douglas: The Centennial Collection for DVD only release on 6/7 (includes Spartacus, Man Without a Star, Lonely Are the Brave, The List of Adrian Messenger, The War Wagon, The Last SunsetFor Love or Money (1963), and A Lovely Way to Die). They’ve also set a Tremors Anthology box set for DVD release on 6/7 (including all 5 films in the series), and Back to the Future: The Animated Series – Season One for DVD only release on 6/14.  [Read on here…]

Meanwhile, Broadgreen will widely release 99 Homes on Blu-ray on 6/7 (the DVD version is already widely available – the BD has been a Best Buy exclusive since 2/9).

MPI has set A Perfect Day for Blu-ray and DVD release on 5/17.

Scream Factory and IFC Midnight have set the psychological shocker Dementia for Blu-ray and DVD release on 5/17.

Synapse Films has set the Uncensored director’s approved edition of Sorceress for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/14, including the never-before-seen Uncensored cut, audio commentary with director Jim Wynorski, and an addition commentary track with Wynorski and SPFX artist Tom Savini.

Lionsgate has set Duck Dynasty: Season 9 for DVD only release on 6/7.

For our UK readers, Arrow Video and Nordic Noir have set Heartless for DVD only release on 4/18. They’ve also set the BBC Four drama Follow the Money for Blu-ray and DVD release on 4/25. Keep in mind, these are UK releases, region locked and PAL format in the case of the DVD.

Back on the subject of new pre-orders (continued from the last few days), Fox’s Eddie the Eagle is now available for BD pre-order on, as are Universal’s Hail, Caesar! and Eye in the Sky, and Paramount’s Zoolander No. 2. Street dates for all three are TBA. On the TV front, Fox’s Homeland: The Complete Fifth Season, Warner and DC’s Supergirl: The Complete First Season and The Flash: Season Two, Warner’s Blindspot: Season One, and Sony’s House of Cards: The Complete Fourth Season are all also available for Blu-ray pre-order on Amazon (street dates TBA). Click on the title links in the above paragraph for the respective pre-order pages.

Readers have been asking us about the potential Blu-ray and DVD release of the Amazon series The Man in the High Castle and Netflix’s Daredevil (among others). We’re not sure yet when those will be released on disc. It seems likely they will be at some point, but unlike Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards, those shows are produced without the involvement of the traditional major Hollywood studios (though ABC TV is involved in Daredevil). So we’ll have to wait and see.

Finally today, here’s something pretty cool: Star Wars visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett and his Tippett Studios have teamed up with HappyGiant to unveil a new augmented reality/VR gaming concept called HoloGrid: Monster Battle. You can watch the teaser trailer for the project here...

Here’s a look at some more new Blu-ray Disc cover artwork, with pre-order links if available. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon (after clicking to them through any of our links) goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it...

Supergirl: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray Disc)    Homeland: The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray Disc)    Zoolander No 2 (Blu-ray Disc)

99 Homes (Blu-ray Disc)    The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses (Blu-ray Disc)    Sorceress: Uncensored Edition (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)


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