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Thursday, 16 April 2015 02:01

Blu-ray News & More – Criterion’s July, Orphan Black: S3 & Star Wars: Ep 7/Batman v Superman trailers today

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All right, first things first today… we have a new Blu-ray review for you. Our own Tim Salmons has turned in a look at Brad Anderson’s Stonehearst Asylum, recently released by Millennium Entertainment. The film features Jim Sturgess, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, David Thewlis, and Brendan Gleeson. Do check it out.  [Read on here…]

Don’t forget, the first full trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens will be unveiled today between 10-11 AM Pacific time at Star Wars Celebrationand you can watch the official webcast here on Star

Also, at some point today, the first teaser trailer for Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice drops online as well (probably here at the official site). Warner’s apparently trying to steal a little of the Star Wars thunder.

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In announcement news today, Criterion has just unveiled its July Blu-ray and DVD slate, and as always (don’t we say this every time?) it’s a damn nice batch of titles. Look for Ernest Hemingway’s The Killers (Cat #176 – Blu-ray and DVD) in a double feature edition with both the 1946 Robert Siodmak and 1964 Don Siegel film versions on 7/7, followed by Alain Renais’ classic Hiroshima Mon Amour (Cat #196 – Blu-ray and DVD), Jan Troell’s Here Is Your Life (Cat #766 – Blu-ray and DVD), and Carroll Ballard’s The Black Stallion (Cat #765 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 7/14, and Stephen Frears’ My Beautiful Laundrette (Cat #767 – Blu-ray and DVD) and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom (Cat #768 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 7/21.

In other news, Acorn Media has set Harry for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/25, starring Oscar Knightley and Sam Neill.

BBC Home Entertainment has set Orphan Black: Season 3 for Blu-ray and DVD release on 8/4. 

Click here to like The Bits on Facebook for breaking news, discussion & more! is now taking pre-orders on the TBA Blu-ray and DVD release of Sony’s House of Cards: Season Three.

And Discotek Media has announced that they’re releasing Dororo: The Complete TV Series (with pilot) on DVD in Japanese with English subtitles – street date TBA. They’re also working on Samurai Pizza Cats: The Complete Collection on Blu-ray but in standard definition – street date also TBA. Meanwhile, they have a re-issue of Makoto Shinkai’s 5 Centimeters Per Second coming on DVD on 6/2.

That’s all for now! Be sure to check out those trailers and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

Bill Hunt


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