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Venom 2, Ron’s Gone Wrong, Dear Evan Hansen & The Batman: Complete Series announced, plus the classic Space: 1999 films remastered & more

November 18, 2021 - 3:39 pm   |   by
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We’ve got a few more interesting pieces of release news for you all today, as well as more new disc reviews. Let’s get to the latter first...

Stephen has reviewed Robert Schwentke’s Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021) on 4K Ultra HD from Paramount, along with Norman Z. McLeod’s It’s a Gift (1934) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics, and William A. Fraker’s A Reflection of Fear (1972) on Blu-ray from Imprint.

Also, Dennis has turned in his thoughts on Mark Robson’s Isle of the Dead (1945) on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection and Stuart Heisler’s Among the Living (1941) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

More reviews are on the way over the next several days, so be sure to watch for them.

Now then... in announcement news today, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just officially set Andy Serkis’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 12/14, with the Digital release due on 11/23. The 4K disc will include HDR10 high dynamic range and Dolby Atmos audio. Extras on both the Blu-ray and 4K will include outtakes & bloopers, 6 deleted scenes, and 4 behind-the-scenes featurettes (Eddie & Venom: The Odd Couple, Sick and Twisted Cletus Kasady, Concept to Carnage, and Let There Be... Action). You can see the cover artwork above-left and also below. [Read on here...]

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Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (the new name for The Walt Disney Company’s new home entertainment conglomeration) has set the CG-animated Ron’s Gone Wrong for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K on 12/7, with the Digital release due on 12/15. (And yes, those dates are correct.) Extras will include A Boy and His B*Bot: When Jack Met Zach, Making Ron Right, and Liam Payne’s Sunshine music video.

Here’s something cool for animation fans: Following the success of their recent Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series Blu-ray releases, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC have just set The Batman: The Complete Series for release on Blu-ray and Digital on 2/1/22. All 65 episodes will be included fully remastered on 6 BDs. The set will also include 7 featurettes (The Dark Dynasty Continues, Joining Forces: The Batman’s Legendary Team-Ups, Building Batman, Gotham PD Case Files, New Look, New Direction, New Knight, The Batman: Season 3 Unmasked, and The Batman: Season 4 Unmasked), along with 2 quizzes (The Batman Junior Detective Challenge and The Batman Junior Detective Exam: Level 2). You can see the cover artwork below.

Warner Bros. and DC will also release Stargirl: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/8/22. The set will include all 13 episodes, a gag reel, and the Never Alone: Heroes and Allies featurette.

Meanwhile, Universal has set Dear Evan Hansen for Blu-ray and DVD release on 12/7, with the Digital release expected on 11/23. No 4K is currently planned. Extras will include 5 Songs to Be Seen clips, Looking Through the Lens: The Making of Dear Evan Hansen, and Stars in Our Eyes.

Universal has also set Copshop for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/7, with the Digital release due on 11/23. The film stars Gerard Butler and Frank Grillo.

Also, Lionsgate will release American Sicario on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/14.

And Screen Media has set One Shot for Blu-ray and DVD release on 12/7.

Finally, here’s something fun for you Space: 1999 fans: Network in the UK has just announced that they’re releasing a Space: 1999: Super Space Theater 5-disc Blu-ray box set on 1/31/22 that includes the feature films Alien Attack, Journey Through the Black Sun, Cosmic Princess, and Destination Moonbase-Alpha fully-remastered in HD from original film elements. Each film will be included in both 4x3 and 16x9 widescreen versions, and you’ll have the choice of listening to the theatrical soundtrack or the original TV soundtrack. You’ll also get theatrical trailers for each film and an Interview with David Hirsch (the mastermind behind the Super Space Theater versions). Finally, the set will also include Spazio 1999 in 16x9, with the original Italian movie soundtrack and an Ennio Morricone score. You can pre-order the set now from Network (click here) at the early bird price of £40. After the set streets on January 31, the price goes up to £50. (Keep in mind, this will likely be a Region B-locked release.) Here’s a look at the contents of the set and a preview video for the release via YouTube...

Space: 1999: Super Space Theater (Blu-ray Disc)

All right, we’ll leave you with a look at the cover artwork for several of the titles mentioned above, with Amazon links if available. And while we’re on the subject, there are going to be lots of pre-Black Friday deals on Amazon over the next week or so. Rather than badgering you all with a million different links, we simply ask that whenever you start shopping for deals on Amazon over the coming days, you consider starting by clicking to them from one of our links (like this one). Doing so means that we get Affiliate credit for a portion of anything you order in that shopping session, which goes to help support our work here at The Bits—and we really do appreciate it!

Venom: Let There Be Carnage (4K Ultra HD) Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Blu-ray Disc) The Batman: The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc)

Dear Evan Hansen (Blu-ray Disc) Ron's Gone Wrong (4K Ultra HD) Space: 1999: Super Space Theater (Blu-ray Disc)

That’s all for now. Stay tuned...

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