Welcome back from vacation, Bit Readers! We hope and trust that each of you was able to have a wonderful celebration with your family and friends.
Sarah and I will be staying here over the holidays, so we’ve been cooking, enjoying some great food, and watching lots of movies. I just finished watching the season finale on HBO His dark materials– We’ll talk about that a little later. – And I’ve started the new season of Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime. I still need to check Avatar: Water Road at my local IMAX theater, but I’ll get to that soon enough.
We have a new contribution from each member Bit The review team for you today, including …
Denise’s look at Robert Mandel School relations (1992) on Blu-ray from Imprint Films and Via Vision.
Stephen takes on James Will by the candle (1933) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.
My thoughts are on Wilson Yip’s new 4K Ultra HD SKU movie single ip man (2008) from Well Go USA.
And finally, but Certainly Not least, Tim’s in-depth take on Peter Jackson The Horrors: Ultimate Edition (1996) in 4K Ultra HD from our friends at Turbine Media in Germany! This is a very nice boxed edition, and Tim will tell you all about it in his review, so you definitely don’t want to miss it. [Read on here…]
Now then, we have a little news release to present here today at cutting…
First, retail sources indicate that Universal will be releasing Steven Spielberg’s Fablemans On Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 2/7.
Paramount continues to surprise us with its 4K TV titles, this time with a reveal Eleventh station Coming to Blu-ray and Ultra HD on 2/21. You can see the 4K cover artwork below.
Paramount is also expected to release JD Dillard’s loyalty (2022) on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K sometime in February, with Damien Chazelle’s Babylon (2022) All three formats (plus the 4K Steelbook) are expected to follow in March.
MVD appears to be firing a remodeled Barry Levinson Rain Man (1988) on Blu-ray as well as 4K Ultra HD on 3/28.
For anime fans, Discotek Media’s Osamu Dezaki will be launching Target of Ace!: The Complete Original TV Series (1973-74) on 2/28, including all 26 episodes.
Crunchyroll has identified Attack on Titan: The Final Season – Part 2 for Blu-ray + DVD release in both regular and limited editions on 3/28.
Meanwhile, Severin Films has hired Warren Kiefer Castle of the Living Dead (1964) for release on Blu-ray on 1/31. The movie stars Christopher Lee.
In case you missed it (we sure did), BBC Home Video has just been released Junior: the complete set On the new Blu-ray set from the 40th Anniversary Edition. Released in the UK on 11/28 (see it here on Amazon.co.uk).
Speaking of titles we missed out on, plus their 4K Ultra HD version Desire Wings (1987), Curzon dropped another blockbuster Wim Wenders Blu-ray box set that includes 22 of the director’s films, not the least of which is (I think) the first English-subtitled Blu-ray release from wings sequel, Far, so close! (1993). It arrived on 12/12, and you can order it here from Amazon UK (or by clicking on the image below). But a word of warning: it’s not cheap…
I definitely will love Some of these movies are making it to Blu-ray here in the US as well.
And StudioCanal has just released John Guillermin King Kong character (1976), starring Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, and Charles Grodin, on 4K Ultra HD! It dropped in France and the UK at the end of November, and is available in both Amaray and 4K Steelbook packaging (click here and here, or on the cover art below, to order it from Amazon UK).
Back on the TV title front, with the great series finale His dark materials Having now dropped on the BBC and HBO Max, third season and a Full set of chains It’s expected to hit Blu-ray in February (the street date is 2/13 in the UK, while the US date is still to be announced). We hope they release the series in physical 4K Ultra HD too!
Also, our friends at Kino Lorber Studio Classics delivered a bunch of great catalog release news over the weekend, starting with word of John Woo’s face off (1997) “coming soon” to 4K Ultra HD. The company has also announced some new Blu-ray Disc dates, too, including Cecil B. DeMille’s Crusades (1935), Susan Seidelman make mr right (1987), David Greenwalt Secret admirer (1985), and Alexander Hall’s Little Miss Marker (1934) on 3/7, Charles Barton Crossbones (1951) on 3/14, and William Wheeler Law advisor (1933) on 3/28. They also reveal that Richard A. Colla Questar bars (1974 TV movie, written and produced by Gene Roddenberry), Henri Verneuil’s I…for Icarus (1979), and Dave Thomas experts (1989) are all “soon” to Blu-ray.
Finally today, you may remember I mentioned last week (Monday) here on cutting That there’s a very good chance it could be James Cameron Titanic (1997) will be released on Ultra HD in 2023. Well, I have now checked and confirmed several industry, distribution and retail sources: many details are still to be determined, but The movie is coming to 4K disc next General from Paramount. Obviously, we will post additional information and updates as they become available.
We’ll let you take a look at the UK’s cover artwork King Kong character in 4K (the regular Amaray and Steelbook package), as well as Paramount’s Eleventh station In 4K (just click on the covers to view their Amazon order pages)…
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