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Criterion’s February slate, plus Arrow’s Django in 4K, A24’s Midsommar: Director’s Cut back in stock & more

November 16, 2020 - 5:23 pm   |   by
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All right, we’re kicking off the week with several new disc reviews...

I’ve just posted my thoughts on Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash (2014) in 4K from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, along with Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 (2009) in 4K also from Sony, and the new Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: The Complete Collection on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

We also have two new disc reviews from Dennis, including Tay Garnett’s Seven Sinners (1940) from Kino Lorber Studio Classics, and Norman Jewison’s Moonstuck (1987) from Criterion, both on Blu-ray.

Tim’s working on more Blu-ray reviews too, and I have several more new and recent 4K title reviews in progress as well.  And yes, if you’re wondering, we are planning to review Second Sight’s Dawn of the Dead: Limited Edition 4K box set as soon as we get our hands on it. [Read on here...]

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In terms of announcement news today, our friends at Criterion have revealed their February 2021 slate of Blu-ray and DVD releases, which is set to include Alan J. Pakula’s The Parallax View (Spine #1064 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 2/9, Ousmane Sembène’s Mandabi (Spine #1065 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 2/16, and Ramin Bahrani’s Chop Shop (Spine #1067 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Man Push Cart (Spine #1066 – Blu-ray and DVD), as well as Joyce Chopra’s Smooth Talk (Spine #1068 – Blu-ray and DVD), on 2/23. We’ve updated the Criterion Spines Project pages here at The Bits accordingly.

Also today, Arrow Video has just revealed that their finally-cleared Django (1966) release in the US and Canada will be available on Blu-ray, Blu-ray Steelbook, and 4K Ultra HD formats. The 4K was an unexpected surprise. It’s available for pre-order now and the street date is listed as “coming soon,” which in this case means as soon as they can get it in stock and shipped.

Speaking of 4K, A24 has just revealed that their Midsommar: Director’s Cut is back in stock on Blu-ray and 4K at their online shop. So if you’re interested, now’s the time to act (click here for that).

And finally today, we’ve just posted the latest update of our Release Dates & Artwork section with all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K cover art, each with Amazon.com pre-order links. As always, when you click to Amazon through our links, a portion of any order you make of literally anything—not just movie discs—goes to help support our efforts here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it. Especially with pre-Black Friday deals starting (and Black Friday proper forthcoming), when you’re looking to take advantage of these sales, please start by clicking to Amazon through any of our links (like this one or the button above or below). Thank you!

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All right, back to reviewing here. More tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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