On the announcement side of things, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on 6/13. It appears they’ll come as a double feature set for SRP $65.99. A number of you have asked when Sony will announce The Bridge on the River Kwai in 4K. As it happens, the studio is holding a 60th anniversary screening of the film at the TCM Festival later this week. It’s likely they’ll announce the 4K release (due later this year) then.
Meanwhile, Universal is releasing a Fahrenheit 451: 50th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray on 6/6 (SRP $14.98). Also coming to Blu-ray that day is Major Payne. And the studio’s The Bourne Ultimate Collection in 4K Ultra HD goes into wide release on 6/6 as well (SRP $129.98). It was previously exclusive to Best Buy stores.
Paramount seems to have gotten their catalog rights back from Warner, as they’ve set the western Shane for release on Blu-ray on 5/23 (SRP $14.99), along with Congo and War & Peace. New catalog releases of Chinatown, The Godfather films, and The Untouchables are coming as well on 5/9.
Troma is releasing the documentaries Fuzz: The Sound that Changed the World and VHS Massacre on Blu-ray on 5/9 as well.
Kino Lorber has revealed that it’s working on new Blu-ray and DVD editions of The Whales of August (1987), Funny Bones (1995), and Portrait of Jennie (1948).
And Scream Factory has set Windows (1980) for Blu-ray release on 4/4.
Here’s a look at a few pictures from the WonderCon panel. L to R below are Bill Watters, Mary Anne Butler, Alexandra August, me (Bill Hunt), and Thomas Parham.
Back tomorrow. Stay tuned!
- Bill Hunt