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Tuesday, 09 August 2016 15:07

Man Who Fell to Earth: 40th Blu-rays on the way, plus new Kino Lorber, a review of Batman v Superman 4K & more

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Okay, there isn’t a ton of release news to report early this week, so we’re going to be focusing mostly on review work...

As such, I’ve just posted my thoughts on Warner’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format. It’s a complicated film to discuss, and one that’s neither as bad nor as good as the most ardent critics would have you believe. But at least it’s a better experience than the theatrical cut. Do check it out. I’ve taken a look at Shout! Factory’s new Humpback Whales on 4K as well. And yesterday, in case you missed them, we posted regular Blu-ray reviews of Bite from Shout! Factory via our own Tim Salmons, as well as Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) from Kino Lorber Studio Classics via Jim Hemphill. Enjoy.  [Read on here…]

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Just a little bit of announcement news for you today...

Kino Lorber has announced that The House on 92nd Street (1945) is coming to Blu-ray on 11/15. They also have The Battle of the Sexes (1960), starring Peter Sellers, coming on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/1. Also coming that day on Blu-ray only are The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949) and I Wake Up Screaming (1941).

Anchor Bay will release Christmas Eve on DVD only on 11/1, starring Patrick Stewart, Gary Cole, and Cheryl Hines.

RLJ Entertainment has set Nina for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/6. The film stars Zoe Saldana, David Oyelowo, Mike Epps, David Keith, and Ella Joyce.

PBS Distribution is releasing NOVA: Bombing Hitler’s Supergun on DVD only on 8/2.

This is interesting HBO is releasing Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 3 on Digital HD only, as of yesterday.

FilmRise is releasing the Tab Hunter Confidential documentary on Blu-ray and DVD on 8/23.

And for U.K. fans only, StudioCanal is releasing new 4K-remastered The Man Who Fell to Earth: 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-rays on 10/24. There will be regular and Limited Edition versions, both backed with new and legacy extras. Lionsgate holds the U.S. distribution rights to Studio Canal titles, so any announcement regarding a Region A version would be forthcoming from them. The official David Bowie website says that a U.S. release IS coming, so click here for more details in the meantime.

Stay tuned…

- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)


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