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Thursday, 12 November 2015 13:56

Blu-ray News – Sopranos: Complete on Blu for just $75, plus bring back MST3K & Battlestar: Face of the Enemy on Blu at last!

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Our own Jim Hemphill has just posted a new review for you today, featuring his thoughts on Neil Jordan’s Angel now available from Twilight Time. Tim has also updated his Army of Darkness: Collector’s Edition Blu-ray review to included updated details on Scream/Shout! Factory’s new BD replacement program for the title.

And a quick note: The Amazon Black Friday “Deal of the Day” is HBO’s The Sopranos: The Complete Series on BD for just $75 – a whopping 73% off the regular price. Not bad! Click the link here or below (the cover art) to take advantage if you’re interested. Don’t forget too that Amazon is continuing to post early Black Friday deals each day this month.  [Read on here…]

In announcement news today, Universal has set Big Stone Gap for BD and DVD release on 2/2.

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced Mississippi Grind for Blu-ray and DVD release on 12/1, starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn. They also have Knock Knock coming on 12/8, starring Keanu Reeves.

Scream Factory has officially set Women’s Prison Massacre for Blu-ray release on 12/8.

Image Entertainment is releasing Rage, staring Nicholas Cage, on BD on 2/2.

BBC Home Entertainment will release Doctor Who: Series Nine, Part Two on BD and DVD on 1/26.

Arrow Video has set a What Have You Done to Solange?: 2-Disc Special Edition for Blu-ray/DVD combo release on 12/15.

And in other news, I’m sure you’ve seen this but, if not, maybe you’ll want to get involved and support the effort: Joel Hodgson is trying to bring back Mystery Science Theater 3000. Visit his Kickstarter to do so here: There’s 29 days to go and the project is doing well. Be sure to check it out.

Finally today, here’s something exciting: Are any of you guys Battlestar Galactica fans? As in the re-launched Ron Moore series from a decade ago? And do all of you who are fans have a copy of the must-have Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series Blu-ray set from Universal? And were any of you (who DO have that set) upset (as was I) by the fact that the Face of the Enemy webisode series wasn’t included? And finally, are those of you who are upset willing to spend $35 or so to finally get the Face of the Enemy webisode series, albeit in upconverted 16x9 SD? Well... if you answered “yes” to all of those questions, I’ve got great news for you: Now you can. The series has just been released on Blu-ray in Japan in individual seasons sets... and the Fourth Season set DOES include the Face of the Enemy webisode series in upconverted 16x9 SD with the original English 2.0 audio and optional Japanese subs. I know this for a fact, as I’ve confirmed it myself. I have a copy in my hands and have watched it. As you may know, Japan is the same BD region as the US and all the extras have English audio and removable subs. Best of all, you can get the set in question here (via this link) on CD Japan for 50% off which is 3232 yen... that works out to about $27 USD. Add shipping and you’re looking at about $35 USD all in. Not bad. Click on the links provided or on the cover artwork below. The BD pictured at left (which is Season Four) is the one you want.

Battlestar Galactica: Season Four (Japanese Blu-ray Disc)    The Sopranos: The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc)

All right, here’s a look at more new Blu-ray cover artwork (with Amazon pre-order links if available)...

Big Stone Gap (Blu-ray Disc)    Giant Spider Invasion (Blu-ray Disc)    Doctor Who: Season Nine, Part Two (Blu-ray Disc)

Mission: Impossible - Rouge Nation (Blu-ray Disc)    What Have You Done to Solange? (Blu-ray Disc)    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended (Blu-ray 3D)

Stay tuned...

Bill Hunt


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