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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 15:13

Blu-ray News – Wolfen, Hunchback (1939), Andromeda Strain, John Williams Celebration & more!

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All right, we’ve got some cool catalog and new release Blu-ray news for you today...

First up, Warner Archive has revealed that they’re releasing Wolfen on Blu-ray soon (street date TBA). The film will be 2.40:1/1080p with an English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack and English SDH subs. You can see the art (and pre-order it on Amazon) below.  [Read on here…]

Warner Home Video has set Scooby-Doo! Meets KISS for Blu-ray and DVD release on 7/21.

Warner has also set the Paramount catalog title Virtuosity for Blu-ray release on 7/7.

This is interesting: TCM and Warner are releasing The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) for Blu-ray release on 6/9. This is the William Dieterle film starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara. Extras will include an interview with O’Hara, the Drunk Driving short, The Long Stranger and Porky cartoon, and the film’s theatrical trailer.

Also coming from Warner on 6/9 are Dodge City, the newly-remastered Dark Victory, and Ninotchka.

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Meanwhile, Universal has set the wide Blu-ray release of Andromeda Strain, The Game (basic edition) and Sneakers for 7/14.

Universal Music Entertainment has set Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck for Blu-ray and DVD release 11/6.

Brink is releasing a Sorrow: Limited Edition on Blu-ray on 8/25.

Kino Lorber has set Richard Wilson’s Man with the Gun (1956) for Blu-ray and DVD release in September (street date TBA).

Lionsgate has set Beyond the Reach for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/16.

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And here’s something awesome: C Major has set A John Williams Celebration concert Blu-ray and DVD for release on 6/30. You can also see the cover artwork (and pre-order the title on Amazon) below.

Finally, this is awesome too: Flicker Alley and Blackhawk Films are releasing Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera and Other Newly-Restored Works on Blu-ray on 6/2, set to include the early Soviet films The Man with the Movie Camera (1929), Kino Eye/The Life Unexpected (1924), Enthusiasm: The Symphony of the Donbass (1931), Three Songs About Lenin (1934), and the Kino Pravda #21 newsreel (1925).

All right, here’s a look at a whole bunch of the Blu-ray titles we just mentioned, with Amazon pre-order links if available (and remember, shopping through our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it)...

A John Williams Celebration (Blu-ray Disc)    Wolfen (Blu-ray Disc)    Andromeda Strain (Blu-ray Disc)

Dodge City (Blu-ray Disc)    Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera and Other Newly-Restored Works (Blu-ray Disc)    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939 - Blu-ray Disc)

We’ll be back tomorrow with a new Blu-ray review and more release news. Stay tuned!

Bill Hunt


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