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Monday, 08 January 2024 17:48

The Marvels, Shout! Studios sets Kathryn Bigelow’s K-19 & more for 4K, plus Trolls Band Together, new KLSC titles, Dragons Down & more

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Afternoon, folks! We’re stating the new week here at The Bits with a couple of new disc reviews, including...

Tim’s take on Daniel Attias’ Silver Bullet: Collector’s Edition in 4K Ultra HD, as well as his thoughts on our old friend John Harrison’s Tales from the Darkside: The Movie – Collector’s Edition in 4K Ultra HD, both of them from Scream Factory.

Speaking of Scream, Shout Studios has also begun revealing some of their March catalog titles, which thus far are set to include Jonathan Kaplan’s Over the Edge (1979) on Blu-ray on 3/5, Mick Garris’ The Shining miniseries (1997) on Blu-ray on 3/12, Simon Wincer’s Quigley Down Under (1990) in 4K as a Shout! Select title also on 3/12, and a trio of additional 4K titles on 3/19... Lars Klevberg’s Child’s Play (2019), Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie (2013), and Kathryn Bigelow’s K-19: The Widowmaker (2002).

Meanwhile, the big news today is that Marvel and Disney have officially announced the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD release of Nia DaCosta’s The Marvels (2023) for release on 2/13, with the Digital release expected on 1/16. Extras will include audio commentary with DaCosta and VFX supervisor Tara DeMarco, 2 featurettes (Entangled and The Production Diaries), 4 deleted scenes, and a gag reel. There will also be a 4K Steelbook edition that’s exclusive to Walmart. Audio on the 4K (a UHD-66 disc) will be Dolby Atmos, with DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray. You can see the cover artwork at left and also below.

Also, Universal and DreamWorks Animation have listed the CG-animated Trolls Band Together (2023) for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K UHD release on 7/1 on Amazon, though that’s probably a placeholder date. Whatever the final street date ends up being, look for a Trolls 3-Movie Collection on Blu-ray and DVD that same day. [Read on here...]

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Warner Bros. has set Adult Swim’s animated Rick and Morty: The Complete Seventh Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 3/12, and they’ve also set the Netflix original title Wednesday: The Complete First Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 3/26.

While we’re on the topic of animation, NCircle Entertainment will release Sonic Prime: Season 1 on Blu-ray on 3/12.

And finally, Kino Lorber Studio Classics has revealed a couple more catalog Blu-ray titles as coming soon, including Claude Autant-Lara’s Enough Rope (1963) and the Republic Pictures Horror Collection, which will include George Sherman’s Lady and the Monster (1944), John English’s The Phantom Speaks (1945), Lesley Selander’s The Catman of Paris (1946), and Philip Ford’s Valley of the Zombies (1946).

Also today, I’ve posted another interesting blog entry on our new Patreon page regarding potential 4K Ultra HD catalog titles from a much-talked about studio. You’ll find that here. As always, please consider joining as a supporter there to help us in our effort to keep up the good fight for physical media on The Digital Bits. (We appreciate it!)

And finally, a quick favor for an old friend: You might recall a few years ago that we promoted a Kickstarter for a board game called Hellenica: Story of Greece. Its designer, Scott DeMers, who just so happens to be a childhood friend of mine, has just completed another successful game Kickstarter for a project called Dragons Down, which is described as “an adventure game inspired by the classic game Magic Realm for 1-6 players.” His partner in this project is once again Mr. B. Games, which has just opened the Kickstarter for late pledges. So if you think it’s something you might be interested in, please give it a look here at this link.

Dragons Down Kickstarter

All right, we’ll leave you today with a look at the cover artwork for a bunch of 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray titles that are newly listed for pre-order on Amazon (just click on the images to pre-order them)...

The Marvels (4K Ultra HD) The Marvels (Blu-ray Disc) K-19: The Widowmaker (4K Ultra HD)

Carrie (2013) (4K Ultra HD) Quigley Down Under (4K Ultra HD) The Case of the Bloody Iris (4K Ultra HD)

The Project A Collection (4K Ultra HD) Sonic Prime: Season One (Blu-ray Disc) Icons Unearthed: Star Wars (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...!

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