We’ve got just a quick news update for you today, as there’s one piece of significant release news that’s worth sharing this afternoon. But most of my day has been taken up by working on disc reviews, so I wanted to share some of those with you as well...
First, I’ve taken an in-depth look at Kate and Derek Burbidge’s The Police: Around the World (1983), a fan-favorite music documentary that takes you behind the scenes on the band’s 1979-80 world tour and has never been released on DVD much less Blu-ray until now. It’s been fully scanned and remastered from the original 16 mm negative for this release, complete with an editing polish and a new 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio sound mix to go with the original LPCM 2.0 stereo. Plus, the Blu-ray includes 17 minutes of never-before-seen concert footage as a bonus, along with a music CD of rare live performances as well. It’s definitely worth a look for fans of the band.
Also available today is Stephen’s review of Makoto Shinkai’s 2007 anime 5 Centimeters per Second, which is now available on Blu-ray from GKids via Shout! Factory. Shinkai is, of course, the filmmaker responsible for the more recent hits Your Name and Weathering with You. The disc also includes Shinkai’s Voices of a Distant Star (2002) as a bonus feature.
And finally, Dennis has offered his thoughts on John Waters’ Pink Flamingos (1972) which is coming to Blu-ray from the Criterion Collection later this month.
All three titles are well worth your time, so do give them a look. [Read on here...]
Now then, here’s that release news: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just set Martha Coolidge’s Real Genius (1985) for release on 4K Ultra HD on 9/13! The film stars Val Kilmer. It’s been remastered from the original camera negative with a new 4K scan and Dolby Vision HDR grade supervised by the director. Also included is a new Dolby Atmos mix, along with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and the original stereo mix, all approved by Coolidge. Extras in the package will include the legacy director’s commentary along with the all-new “Balloon Chair” deleted scene, a raw takes montage, and the TV version of the film. You can see the cover artwork above left.
Our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits has been updated accordingly.
Back tomorrow with more. Stay tuned!
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