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Monday, 27 July 2015 17:02

Blu-ray News: Pixels pre-orders, The Editor, new Kino Lorber, Twilight’s August 8/11 BD slate & more

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Let’s kick things off today with a pair of new Blu-ray reviews, shall we? Tim has given a pair of recent titles from Criterion a look in lovely, 1080p high-definition, including Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight (1952) and Jaromil Jireš’ Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970). Both are now available on the format from Criterion and are well worth your attention. [Read on here…]

In announcement news today, Scream Factory will release Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy’s The Editor on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/8. It will include audio commentary by Brooks, Kennedy and Connor Sweeney, the Making Movies Used to be Fun documentary, music and poster featurettes, the Astron-6 film festival introduction, and deleted scenes.

Dito Montiel’s Boulevard, which is one of the last few films due to star Robin Williams, has been set for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/1.

Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD release of Sony’s Pixels, which is now in theaters.

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Lionsgate has announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of Heist, starring Hayden Christensen and Adrien Brody, on 9/8, followed by What We Did on Our Holiday for DVD only release on 10/6.

Anchor Bay Entertainment has set Northmen: A Viking Saga for release on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on 8/11, followed by Golden Shoes on DVD only on 10/6.

Cult Epics has Angst coming on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/13.

Kino Lorber has revealed that they’re bringing Ken Russell’s Valentino (1977) to Blu-ray soon, along with Ki-duk Kim’s Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967), Dan Milner’s The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955), and Aaron Norris’ Delta Force 2 (1990). They’re also investigating a possible audio-sync issue on their recent Blu-ray of Madhouse (1974) – you can see this post on their Facebook page for further details.

And Magnolia Home Entertainment is releasing White God on Blu-ray, DVD and digital tomorrow, 7/28.

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Also, don’t forget that on Wednesday (7/28 at 1 PM Pacific) all of Twilight Time’s 8/11 Blu-ray slate titles are going up for pre-order on Twilight Time, TCM Shop, and Screen Archives Entertainment. They will include: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967 – isolated score track, audio commentary with film historians Eddy Friedfeld, Lee Pfeiffer, and Paul Scrabo, introductions by Karen Kramer, Steven Spielberg, Tom Brokaw, and Quincy Jones, 5 featurettes including A Love Story for Today, A Special Kind of Love, Stanley Kramer: A Man’s Search for Truth, Stanley Kramer Accepts the Irving Thalberg Award, and 2007 Producers Guild Stanley Kramer Award Presentation to An Inconvenient Truth, and the theatrical trailer), House of Bamboo (1955 – isolated score track, audio commentary with film historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman, audio commentary with film historians Alain Silver and James Ursini, Fox Movietone Newsreels, and the theatrical trailer), The Little House (2014 – isolated score track and the theatrical trailer), A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982 – isolated score track and the theatrical trailer), and Summer Lovers (1982 – isolated music and effects track, audio commentary with writer-director Randal Kleiser, 2 featurettes including The Making of Summer Lovers and Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music, screen tests, and theatrical trailers).

Here’s a look at a bunch of new Blu-ray cover artwork for some of the titles mentioned above and more (pre-order links have been included if available)…

Avengers: Age of Ultron (Blu-ray 3D)    Entourage: The Movie (Blu-ray Disc)    Sleepy Hollow: The Complete Second Season (Blu-ray Disc)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (Blu-ray Disc)    A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (Blu-ray Disc)    Summer Lovers (Blu-ray Disc)

House of Bamboo (Blu-ray Disc)    The Little House (Blu-ray Disc)    The Oblong Box (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned!

Bill Hunt


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