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007 4K & American Werewolf reviewed, plus Silver Bullet, Monty Python & new announcements

October 23, 2019 - 10:56 am   |   by
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Okay, I posted my review of MGM’s 007: The Daniel Craig Collection in 4K Ultra HD last night here on The Bits. It’s pretty darned good image-wise. You can read all the details in the review.

Also today, Tim has posted a review of the new An American Werewolf in London: Limited Edition Blu-ray from Arrow Video. He’s also posted a look at Severin Films’ new Killer Crocodile 1 & 2 Limited Edition Blu-ray.

And I’ve started working on a review of Warner’s incredible new 4K Ultra HD release of The Wizard of Oz. The film was scanned in 8K from the original Technicolor camera negative and I’ll tell you, it’s never looked more luminous and dimensional. For an 80-year-old film, it’s pretty stunning. So watch for that review in the next couple of days. [Read on here...]

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We’ve also posted a new update of the Release Dates & Artwork section with all of the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and Amazon.com pre-order links for titles through the end of 2019 and into January. Remember, any time you order literally ANYTHING AT ALL from Amazon after clicking through any one of our links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it.

In announcement news today, 20th Century Fox will release Ready or Not on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/3, with the Digital release due on 11/26.

Epic Pictures is releasing the sci-fi thriller The Fare on Blu-ray and Digital on 11/19.

Lionsgate has set The Ronda Rousey Story: Through My Father’s Eyes for Digital only release on 11/19.

Scream Factory has announced the extras you’ll find on their Silver Bullet: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, due on 12/17. Look for a new commentary with producer Martha De Laurentiis, the new Cutting to the Bone interview with editor Daniel Loewenthal, and the new A Little Private Justice interview with actor Kent Broadhurst. Legacy extras will include The Wolf Within interview with actor Everett McGill, the Full Moon Fever: The Effects of Silver Bullet interview with special effects artists Matthew Mungle and Michael McCracken, audio commentary with director Daniel Attias, isolated score selections and audio interview with composer Jay Chattaway, the theatrical trailer, a TV spot, a radio spot, and a still gallery.

Network has announced its January UK Blu-ray titles, which will include Cottage to Let, The Square Ring, Play It Cool, The Love Ban, Séance on a Wet Afternoon, and The League of Gentlemen.

And finally, we’ve got a text list of those extras Network just announced for their upcoming Monty Python’s Flying Circus: The Complete Series Blu-ray set, due early next month. Look for the set to include...

Series 1

  • Sex and Violence: Reinstated content, studio outtakes
  • Full Frontal Nudity: Studio outtakes
  • The Ant, an Introduction: Studio outtakes
  • Untitled: Extended Ron Obvious filmed material and clean end titles footage

Series 2

  • The Buzz Aldrin Show: Extended & unused filmed material
  • Live from the Grill-O-Mat: Extended Ken Clean-Air System filmed material
  • It’s a Living: Reinstated content & alternative, censored sketch audio, extended Election Night Special and School Prizes filmed material
  • How to Recognize Different Parts of the Body: Reinstated content & alternative, censored sketch audio
  • Scott of the Antarctic: Extended filmed material
  • How Not to Be Seen: Restored animation, unused film material, extended Conquistador Coffee sketch
  • And Now For Something Completely Different: Vic Jamison’s 1970 student film shot on location with the Python team
  • Interview with Ian MacNaughton: Recorded in November 1971 at Imperial College London

Series 3

  • Whicker’s World: Extended Mrs Premise & Mrs Conclusion Travel to Paris filmed material
  • Blood, Devastation, Death, War and Horror: Extended The Pantomime Horse is a Secret Agent filmed material and Bus Conductor extended scene
  • The All-England Summarize Proust Competition: Reinstated content
  • Salad Days: Reinstated content
  • The Nude Organist: Reinstated content with extended Trees animation, studio outtakes, alternative Terry Gilliam-approved sound mix
  • E Henry Thripshaw’s Disease: Extended Gay Boys in Bondage animation and Sir Philip Sidney filmed material
  • Dennis Moore: Extended Redistribution of Wealth filmed material
  • A Book at Bedtime: Reinstated content, original opening, extended Heath Tango animation
  • Grandstand: extended Grandstand filmed material, studio outtakes, extended Charwoman animation, unused Betty Blood Donor animation
  • Series 3 Monologue Rushes (mostly mute)

Series 4

  • The Golden Age of Ballooning: Extended Barry Zeppelin filmed material
  • Michael Ellis: Deleted Icelandic Honey Week filmed material, extended Toupee Department and Football Pundits filmed material
  • LE War: Repeats extended voiceover & unused M2 filmed material, When Does a Dream Begin (clean closing titles)
  • Hamlet: Extended Queen Victoria Handicap filmed material
  • Mr Neutron: Reinstated content, extended Mr Neutron Takes Tea filmed material
  • Party Political Broadcast: Extended Fanshawe-Chumleigh Dinner Party filmed material, deleted Ursula Hitler filmed material
  • Restoring Flying Circus with Terry Gilliam
  • In Vision archive interview from December 1974
  • Birds Eye Peas, Harmony Hairspray and Close-Up Toothpaste product relaunches

That’s all for now. Stay tuned...

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