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Friday, 16 January 2015 18:49

Criterion’s April slate, plus South Park: S18, Into the Woods, Interstellar & Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

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Just a very quick update to close out the week with some anticipated title release information, as well as news that Criterion has officially announced their April slate of titles.  [Read on here…]

Look for Preston Sturges’ Sullivan’s Travels (Cat #118 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Carol Reed’s Odd Man Out (Cat #754 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 4/14, Jean Renoir’s The River (Cat #276 – Blu-ray, DVD, Hulu Plus, and iTunes) and Eclipse Series 42: Silent Ozu – Three Crime Dramas (by Yasujiro Ozu – DVD only – includes Walk Cheerfully, That Night’s Wife, and Dragnet Girl) on 4/21, Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Silence de la Mer (Cat #755 – Blu-ray, DVD, and Hulu Plus) and Peter Yates’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Cat #475 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 4/28.

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Also, Amazon has just started taking pre-orders for Paramount and Comedy Central’s South Park: Season 18 on Blu-ray and DVD. No street date is yet available.

Speaking of Amazon, the retailer is also taking pre-orders for Walt Disney’s live action Into the Woods on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/24. In a bit of a Rumor Mill component, our retail sources are telling us to expect the Blu-ray to include audio commentary with the filmmakers, select song access, The Cast As Good As Gold featurette, and the multi-part Deeper Into the Woods documentary. We expect an official announcement soon.

And while we’re talking Rumor Mill-worthy information, our retail sources are also telling us to expect Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar to be released on Blu-ray in mid to late March (retailers in various international regions are showing street dates of 3/10, 3/24, and 3/31, so you can reasonably expect the final U.S. date to be somewhere in that timeframe). Australian retailers are also showing a 3/26 street date for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, so the U.S. date for that will probably be 3/24 or 3/31-ish. Again, we expect official announcements from Warner very soon.

All right, Monday is a holiday here in the States, so we’ll see you back here on Tuesday. Have a great weekend!

Bill Hunt


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