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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 19:04

Criterion August pre-orders are live, plus a Tarkovsky box, a Star Trek: Discovery trailer & more

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All right, we’ve got just a couple things for you today...

First, we’ve posted the weekly update of our handy Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and pre-order links. As always, anytime you order literally anything from Amazon through our links you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it.

Also, as you can see (at left and below), we’ve posted the cover artwork for Mill Creek’s Shakes the Clown Blu-ray, which is indeed now pre-orderable on Amazon at this link. We know a few people who’ve been waiting for that one.

Now then... [Read on here…]

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All of the newly announced Criterion August titles are now available for pre-order on Here’s the final cover art for each – you can click on the covers to pre-order them...

Sid & Nancy (Criterion Blu-ray Disc) Meantime (Criterion Blu-ray Disc) Hopscotch (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)

Shakes the Clown (Blu-ray Disc) La Poison (Criterion Blu-ray Disc) The Breaking Point (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)

Now then... are there any fans of Rolling Vengeance (1987) in the house? Kino Lorber has just announced it as “coming soon” to Blu-ray and DVD.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has just set NBC’s Blindspot: The Complete Second Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/8.

If you have an all-region Blu-ray player, you might be interested in this. Artificial Eye has just released a new 8-disc Andrei Tarkovsky: Sculpting Time – The Deluxe Collection Blu-ray box set in the UK. It includes the director’s complete body of work: Ivan’s Childhood (1962), Andrei Rublev (1966), Solaris (1972), Mirror (1973), Stalker (1979), Nostalgia (1983), and The Sacrifice (1986), along with an entire disc of bonus features. For those of you who may be new to Tarkovsky’s work, the Russian film studio Mosfilm has made five of his films available for free viewing on YouTube. Start here with Ivan’s Childhood and you should be able to find the others by searching the available links.

Finally today, speaking of YouTube, CBS has just posted the first full preview trailer for their new Star Trek: Discovery digital series, straight from the 2017 TV Upfronts in New York. You’ll get 15 episodes in the first season, plus a Talking Trek after show, all available on CBS All Access starting this Fall (no specific date has been announced yet for the pilot). Here’s a taste...

And that’s all for now. Back tomorrow. Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt


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