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Friday, 13 July 2018 17:47

Jack Ryan 5-Film, Robin Hood & Sherlock: S1 all in 4K, plus Criterion’s Bergman BD box & Gravity Falls reviewed!

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Boy, have we got some big news today!

First though, we’ve just posted a trio of new Blu-ray disc reviews...

I’ve turned in my thoughts on Shout! Factory’s outstanding new Gravity Falls: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set which is packed with love and a lot of extras. If you’re a fan, it’s outstanding.

Also, Dennis Seuling has offered his take on the Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty on Blu-ray from Universal and Dante Lam’s Chinese actioner Operation Red Sea on Blu-ray from Well Go USA. Enjoy!

Now then... let’s get to that news: First up, we’ve just learned that BBC Home Entertainment will be releasing Sherlock: Season One on 4K Ultra HD on 11/6 (SRP $29.98)! No kidding, you can pre-order it here already on [Read on here...]

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Also today, Amazon is now taking pre-orders for Paramount’s Jack Ryan: 5-Film Collection on 4K Ultra HD, with a street date of 8/21 (SRP $69.99 but Amazon hasn’t yet added their sale price). We believe that all of those films save for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit were finished on film and scanned in full native 4K, so they should look terrific. FYI, we believe these films will all be released as singles too, but simply haven’t been listed on Amazon yet.

Amazon is also now taking pre-orders for Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood on 4K Ultra HD with a street date of 9/11 (SRP $29.98). That film too appears to have been finished in full native 4K and the packaging indicates that it will have DTS-X object based audio.

As you can imagine, we’ve updated our 4K Ultra HD Release List here at The Bits accordingly.

Also today... we’ve learned that the Warner Archive is going to be hosting a Batman: The Animated Series on Blu-ray panel at Comic-Con on Saturday 7/21 (from 4:15 to 5:15 in Room 6DE). They’re expected to officially unveil the Blu-ray set there, which is expected to street around the end of the year. On hand for the panel will be producers Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, Alan Burnett, and Eric Radomski; eight-time Emmy Award-winning voice director Andrea Romano; and voice actors Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, and Loren Lester. We’ll have all the details on the Blu-ray set for you as soon as they come in. But if you’re in San Diego on Saturday, that’s a panel worth attending.

Finally today, our friends at The Criterion Collection have just officially revealed their massive Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema Blu-ray box set (SRP $299.95) for release on 11/20, in honor of the filmmaker’s 100th birthday. This 30-disc set will include a stunning 39 films, representing the single most comprehensive Bergman collection ever assembled. From Criterion’s announcement: “Arranged as a film festival with opening and closing nights bookending double features and centerpieces, this selection spans six decades and thirty-nine films—including such celebrated classics as The Seventh Seal, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander alongside previously unavailable works like Dreams, The Rite, and Brink of Life. Accompanied by a 248-page book with essays on each program, as well as by more than thirty hours of supplemental features, Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema traces themes and images across Bergman’s career, blazing trails through the master’s unequaled body of work for longtime fans and newcomers alike.”

The complete list of films includes Crisis (1946), A Ship to India (1947), Port of Call (1948), Thirst (1949), To Joy (1950), Summer Interlude (1951), Waiting Women (1952), Summer with Monika (1953), Sawdust and Tinsel (1953), A Lesson in Love (1954), Dreams (1955), Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Brink of Life (1958), The Magician (1958), The Virgin Spring (1960), The Devil’s Eye (1960), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Winter Light (1963), The Silence (1963), All These Women (1964), Persona (1966), Hour of the Wolf (1968), Shame (1968), The Rite (1969), The Passion of Ana (1969), Fårö Document (1970), The Touch (1971), Cries and Whispers (1972), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), The Magic Flute (1975), The Serpent’s Egg (1977), Autumn Sonata (1978), Fårö Document 1979 (1979), From the Life of the Marionettes (1980), Fanny and Alexander: The Theatrical Version (1982), Fanny and Alexander: The Television Version (1983), After the Rehearsal (1984), and Saraband (2003). Whew!

You can read more here and here’s the trailer for this release...

And here’s the packaging (click on the image to pre-order it on now and if you do so please do through our links here at The Bits, which helps to support our work at the site and we appreciate it!)...

Ingmar Bergman's Cinema (Blu-ray Disc box set)

Meanwhile, here’s 4K cover artwork for Robin Hood, the Jack Ryan 5-Film Collection, and Sherlock: Season One...

Robin Hood (4K Ultra HD) Jack Ryan: 5-Film Collection (4K Ultra HD) Sherlock: Season One (4K Ultra HD)

All right, that’s a LOT for one day and a nice way to close out the week with a bang. Have a great weekend!

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