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Friday, 30 June 2023 17:56

Imprint & Arrow Video bow their September slates with Cross of Iron & the Psycho films in 4K, plus great Amazon “Early Prime Day” deals (today only!) & Alan Arkin RIP

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Well, there’s a little bit of release news to close out the week here at The Bits, plus we have a few more new disc reviews...

Tim has turned in his thoughts on Ezio Greggios’ The Silence of the Hams (1994) on Blu-ray from Turbine Media.

Dennis has reviewed Gary Whitson’s Hung Jury (1994) on Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome.

And Stuart has offered his take on Alfonso Brescia’s Italian gangster film The New Godfathers (1979) on Blu-ray from Raro Video.

In announcement news, Imprint Films has revealed their planned September release slate, which is set to include Sam Peckinpah’s Cross of Iron (1977) on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray Combo and also Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) on Blu-ray, along with the Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles TV series (1980) on Blu-ray, and finally a new Film Focus: George Peppard (1968-1974) Blu-ray box set, which includes P.J. (1968), Pendulum (1969), The Executioner (1970), and Newman’s Law (1974). The Executioner is a Blu-ray format debut. Street date for all of them to ship is 9/27. [Read on here...]

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Imprint's September 2023 slate

It should also be noted that StudioCanal in the UK will be releasing Peckinpah’s Cross of Iron (1977) on 4K Ultra HD as well on July 31 (7/31). It’s available for pre-order on here.

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has revealed another catalog Blu-ray title that’s due on 9/5... John Paragon’s Double Trouble (1992).

And the big news is that Arrow Video has also announced its September slate, which is set to include Jacques Deray’s Borsalino (1970) on Blu-ray (US and Canada), Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace (1964) on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD (UK only), Hideo Nakata’s Ringu (1998) on 4K Ultra HD (US, UK, and Canada), Brian De Palma’s Carlito’s Way (1993) on 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray Combo (US, UK, Canada), Sammo Hung’s The Prodigal Son (1991) on Blu-ray (US and Canada), and finally The Psycho Collection on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD (UK only), which includes Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), Richard Franklin’s Psycho II (1983), Anthony Perkins’ Psycho III (1986), and Mick Garris’ Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990). Here’s what those look like...

Arrow Video's September 2023 slate

Also today, is currently running Early Prime Day deals on all kinds of 4K displays and Amazon devices (click here), as well as home audio and theater products (click here), with savings of up to 55% off. What’s more, they’re running great sales on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD titles too (click here) including: Up to 55% off on Indiana Jones franchise titles, the Mission: Impossible franchise titles for under $20, 28% off the Shaw Brothers Classics: Volume One Blu-ray box set, and lots more. Prime Day itself doesn’t happen until July 11th and 12th though, so if you want access to these Early Prime Day deals, you only have until the end of the day. Start shopping with the links we provided above (or click on the image below), and remember—doing so helps support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it!

Early Prime Day Sales on Amazon!

Finally today, we need to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of the great actor Alan Arkin, who died yesterday at his home in Carlsbad, California at the age of 89. Arkin appeared in many great films, from The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1967) and Catch-22 (1970) to Little Miss Sunshine (2007) and Argo (2012), and many TV series as well, most recently The Kominsky Method (2018-19). He will surely be missed. You can read more here at Variety.

Alan Arkin (1934-2023)

With that, we leave you to celebrate the long July 4th holiday weekend. We’ll be back on Wednesday 7/5 for sure, but we might pop in on Monday 7/3 as well if there’s anything happening of note.

In the meantime, have a great weekend and a safe and happy 4th of July!

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