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Wednesday, 16 November 2016 18:42

The Girl on the Train, Homeland: S5, Justice League Dark, Arrival in 4K, Olive’s January & more

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All right, we have two more Blu-ray Disc reviews for you this afternoon. Tim has checked out Theatre of Blood (1973) with Vincent Price, new on Blu-ray from Twilight Time. And Jim has looked at another new Twilight release in the form of Richard Marquand’s WWII spy thriller Eye of the Needle (1981). Both are pretty great releases and well worth a look if you’re interested.

In announcement news today, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has set The Girl on the Train for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on 1/17, with a Digital HD release due on 1/3. Bonus features will include audio commentary with director Tate Taylor, deleted and extended scenes, and 2 documentary featurettes (The Women Behind the Girl and On Board the Train).  [Read on here…]

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced Homeland: The Complete Fifth Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 1/10. Extras will include 2 featurettes (The Evolution of Carrie Mathison and Homeland in Berlin: Beyond the Wall).

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC have announced the 2/7 Blu-ray and DVD release of the animated Justice League Dark feature film. You’ll be able to buy a Digital HD version on 1/24.

Well Go USA Entertainment has set The Monkey King 2 for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 1/2, with the Digital release set for 12/6.

And Olive Films has announced that its January 2017 slate will include Hooperman: Season 1 and Hooperman: Season 2 on DVD only, along with Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!, Sabotage, The Men’s Club, and Wagon Tracks all on both Blu-ray and DVD. Street date for all is 1/24.

Also today, Paramount has confirmed (via Amazon pre-order listings) that one their next 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray releases will be Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival. Street date is TBA, but you can see the temp cover artwork below.

In other news, Twilight Time has kicked off a big Blu-ray sale on Screen Archives Entertainment: 75% off 2011-2013 titles, 50% off 2014-2015 titles, and 25% off 2016 titles. It runs until 12/6, be sure to visit and take advantage!

And on Amazon today, the Breaking Bad: The Complete Series Blu-ray is on sale on for just $44.99 (55% off), plus you can get the version packaged in the barrel for $98.99 (67% off).

Here’s a look at more new Blu-ray and 4K cover artwork with pre-order links if they’re available...

The Girl on the Train (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)   The Girl on the Train (Blu-ray Disc)   Mildred Pierce (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)

Arrival (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)   Arrival (Blu-ray Disc)   Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)

Homeland: The Complete Fifth Season (Blu-ray Disc)   The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)   Cameraperson (Criterion Blu-ray Disc)

Note that Criterion’s The Before Trilogy is also available for Blu-ray pre-order on Amazon (click here for that), but the final artwork isn’t available yet.

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)


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