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Monday, 16 March 2015 13:49

Inherent Vice due on 4/28, plus great new catalog BD announcements from Scream, Twilight Time & Olive

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We have a pair of new Blu-ray Disc reviews for you today. Doogan has checked out a bit of an Japanese live-action oddball from Drafthouse Films called R100 (2013). And Tim has given Scream Factory’s Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture (1989) a look too. Both reviews are well worth your time.

Speaking of reviews, Warner’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Paramount’s Interstellar are both now in hand, so watch for my own reviews of them in the next few days.  [Read on here…]

In announcement news today, Warner Home Video has set the release Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice on Blu-ray and DVD for 4/28. The disc will include “Special Trailers” for Los Paranoias, Shasta Fay, The Golden Fang, and Everything in This Dream. SRP is $35.99 for BD and $28.98 for DVD. You can see the cover artwork to the left and also below.

Anchor Bay Entertainment has set Paddington for Blu-ray and DVD release on 4/28 as well.

Lionsgate has set Cymbeline for Blu-ray and DVD release on 5/19.

Scream Factory has announced a whole bunch of new Blu-ray titles, including Scarecrows (1988) on 6/2, double features of The Outing(1987)/The Godsend (1980) and Cellar Dweller (1998)/Catacombs (1998) on 7/14, along with Ghost Town (1998) on 7/28. Jack’s Back (1988) and Nomads (1986) are also on the way, but street dates are still TBA.

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Twilight Time has revealed the specs and cover artwork for their April Blu-ray slate (all due on 4/14), which will include April Love (1957 – isolated score track; audio commentary with actors Pat Boone and Shirley Jones and film historian Nick Redman; original theatrical trailer), The Fantasticks (2000 – isolated score track; audio commentary with director Michael Ritchie; audio commentary with actress Jean Louisa Kelly and Broadway authority Bruce Kimmel; audio commentary with journalist Chris Willman and film historian Nick Redman, original cut of the film in Standard Definition; original theatrical trailer), The Remains of the Day (1993 – isolated score track; audio commentary with director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant and actress Emma Thompson; The Remains of the Day: The Filmmakers’ Journey; Blind Loyalty, Hollow Honor: England’s Fatal Flaw; Love and Loyalty: The Making of The Remains of the Day; deleted scenes with optional director commentary; original theatrical trailer), Richard III (1995 – isolated score track; original theatrical trailer), The Story of Adèle H (1975 – isolated score track; audio commentary with film historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman; original theatrical trailer), and Zardoz (1974 – isolated score track; audio commentary with director John Boorman; audio commentary with film historians Jeff Bond, Joe Fordham and Nick Redman; radio spots; original theatrical trailer). All are editions limited to 3,000 units. Pre-orders open next Wednesday, 3/25, at 1 PM PST on Screen Archives Entertainment and TCM Shop. I have to say, Twilight has really been doing terrific work of late. Feast your eyes on their amazing cover artwork for Zardoz and The Fantasticks...!

The Fantasticks (Blu-ray Disc)    Zardoz (Blu-ray Disc)

Also today, Olive Films has set It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958), Flawless (1999), Peter Benchley’s Creature (1998), and Extremities (1986) for Blu-ray release on 5/19, with Yellowbeard (1983), Ski School (1990), and Erik the Viking (1989) set to follow on 5/26.

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RLJ and Image have set Adam Green’s Digging Up the Marrow for Blu-ray and DVD release on 3/24.

And here’s a heads-up: Discotek Media’s 4/28 U.S. Blu-ray release of Hayao Miyazaki’s Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro – Collector’s Edition is finally available for pre-order on Click here or on the cover art below.

We’ll leave you today with more new cover artwork. As always, clicking on the covers will take you to the Amazon pre-order pages for each title, if available (and ordering through our links helps support The Bits!)...

Inherent Vice (Blu-ray Disc)    1939: The Golden Year Collection (Blu-ray Disc)    Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro (Blu-ray Disc)

Paddington (Blu-ray Disc)    The Gambler (Blu-ray Disc)    The John Wayne Westerns Collection (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

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