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Friday, 07 June 2019 13:11

Avengers: Endgame & Godzilla: King of the Monsters street dates, plus new Shout!/Scream, Monty Python, 007 in 4K & more!

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All right, we’ve got a few reviews for you, a little bit of announcement news, and a couple of big street dates from our retail sources...

First up, those reviews... I’ve posted my thoughts on a couple of interesting sci-fi titles on Blu-ray, including Prospect from Gunpowder & Sky and Lost in Space: The Complete First Season from Netflix by way of 20th Century Fox. Also, Dennis has posted his thoughts on Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer from Fox. And Tim has offered his thoughts on the Frankenstein Created Woman: Collector’s Edition from Scream Factory and Happy Death Day 2U from Universal and Blumhouse. Enjoy!

More reviews are coming on Monday and into next week, including my take on Captive State on Blu-ray, more 4K, etc, so be sure to watch for them. [Read on here...]

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Now then... in announcement news today, Shout! and Scream Factory have revealed a very nice September Blu-ray slate and DVD slate, which is set to include Squadron 303: The Battle of Britain (Blu-ray and DVD), When Calls the Hear: Disputing Hearts (DVD), Mary Magdalene (Blu-ray and DVD), and The Wind Demons of the Prairie (Blu-ray and DVD) on 9/3, Scars of Dracula (Blu-ray), Circus of Horrors (Blu-ray), and Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (Blu-ray) on 9/10, Straight on Till Morning (Blu-ray), Fright (Blu-ray), and Mike Nichols’ Biloxi Blues: Shout Select (Blu-ray) on 9/17, and John Carpenter’s Vampires (Blu-ray), The High Chaparral: The Final Season (DVD), Going My Way: 75th Anniversary Edition – Shout Select (Blu-ray), The Great Waldo Pepper: Shout Select (Blu-ray), and Fear No Evil (Blu-ray) on 9/24.

And in November from Shout, look for Snow Falling on Cedars: Shout Select (Blu-ray) on 11/5, and American Me: Shout Select (Blu-ray) on 11/19.

Also today, the official social media channels for Monty Python are starting to buzz about a big forthcoming announcement, which, we suspect, could be the long-anticipated reveal of a Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series remastered box set on Blu-ray. As many of you know, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the classic British comedy series. Watch for all the details here at The Bits (as well as here and here), likely sometime early next week.

In 4K news, we have a couple things that are exciting for you...

First, the first online retailer has posted a link to that much anticipated 007: The Daniel Craig 4K Collection box set we’ve been hinting at for months now. It will include Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and SPECTRE. is now officially showing it for pre-order from Sony with a street date of 9/25. You can see it here.

Also today, our friends at Dark Horizons are reporting what we’ve been telling you here at The Bits for weeks now, which is that Marvel and Disney are officially planning to remaster and release ALL of the MCU catalog films in the coming months. Captain Marvel executive producer Victoria Alonso reportedly confirmed it during a press tour for that film. And indeed, our sources say that Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Iron Man 3 are all coming to 4K Ultra HD in August or September, along with Thor and Thor: The Dark World, timed around the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. That would leave only Guardians of the Galaxy, the original Ant-Man, and Doctor Strange not yet released on 4K and we expect those by early next year.

Speaking of which, one of our most reliable retail sources has just informed us to expect Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame to street on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 8/20. The same source is also telling us to expect Warner and Legendary’s Godzilla: King of Monsters to arrive on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K a week later on 8/27. We’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits accordingly.

That’s all for now. Have a great weekend!

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