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Thursday, 27 March 2014 14:40

Olive Films' April BD slate, plus The Outsiders: Complete Novel, Palin's Brazil, MST3K & more

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All right, we’ve got some more announcement news for you today. Just a smattering of odds and ends...

First up, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release That Awkward Moment on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/13. Extras will include character profiles, a gag reel and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

Olive Films has set The Bamboo Saucer (1966), Cry Danger (1951), Bang! Bang! You’re Dead! (1966), and Young at Heart (1954) for Blu-ray and DVD release on 4/8, followed by Men in War (1957) and Sleep My Love (1948) on 4/15, and The Pawnbroker (1964), Stranger on the Prowl (1952) on 4/22, and Up the Junction (1968) and Betty Boop: The Essential Collection – Volume 3 (1932-38) on 4/29. All will be released on both Blu-ray and DVD.  [Read on here…]

The BBC (via Warner) will release Brazil with Michael Palin on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/10 (SRP $29.98 and $24.98).

Warner meanwhile will release The Outsiders: The Complete Novel Edition on Blu-ray on 6/3 (SRP $19.98). Features will give you the opportunity to Watch The Outsiders with Director Francis Ford Coppola, and you’ll get a number of featurettes and trailers.

Warner will also release the WWI Centennial Commemoration Collection DVD box set on 7/22 (SRP $29.93), set to include The Big Parade, Sergeant York, Wings, and Dawn Patrol. And they have the Ocean’s Trilogy Collection coming to Blu-ray on 5/13 (SRP $39.96), including all three films, a disc of bonus features, a deck of playing cards, and disc.

Well Go USA Entertainment has set Eastern Bandits for Blu-ray and DVD release on 5/27 (SRP $29.98 and $24.98).

Image Entertainment will release the romantic comedy Chances Are on Blu-ray on 4/22.

Wolfe Video will release the documentary I Am Divine on DVD only on 4/8, with digital release on 4/1.

Icarus Films will release The Great Flood on DVD on 5/20, which is a documentary about the great 1927 Mississippi River Flood.

Synapse Films will release Countess Dracula (1971) on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 5/6 (SRP $29.95).

MPI Home Video has Dan Curtis’ Dracula (the 1973 TV film) coming to Blu-ray on 5/27 (SRP $19.98).

For you fans of MST3K, it’s looking like the nest DVD box set in the series from Shout!, Volume XXX, will feature the following episodes: The Black Scorpion (#113), Outlaw (#519), The Projected Man (#901), and It Lives by Night (#1010). This per the official fan site via own Tim Salmons.

And for music fans, Sony Legacy will release Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust – The Bridge to Russia Concert on Blu-ray on 5/20.

Finally today, Anchor Bay and Troma are holding a special signing event in L.A. for the release of Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volume 1 on Blu-ray and DVD. The signing will happen this Sunday, 3/30, at the ever-excellent Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank. As you can imagine, Uncle Lloyd Kauffman will be on hand as will many of the film’s cast and crew. The signing starts at 2 PM and fans must the film on BD or DVD at the event to get them signed. If you do, they may also sign one other item for you if time permits. Click here for all the details.

Here’s a look at the BD cover art for Warner’s The Outsiders, along with Synapse’s Countess Dracula and MPI’s Dan Curtis’ Dracula...

The Outsiders: The Complete Novel (Blu-ray Disc)    Countess Dracula (Blu-ray Disc)    Dan Curtis' Dracula (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

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