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Wednesday, 19 April 2023 19:35

Imprint’s July slate forthcoming, plus new Kino Lorber titles, and other announcement & release news

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We have new reviews for you today, as always...

Stephen has checked in with his thoughts on Sarah Polley’s Oscar-nominated Women Talking (2022) on Blu-ray from Universal.

Dennis has offered his take on Fritz Lang’s You and Me (1938) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics.

And Tim has posted his review of John Schlesinger’s Marathon Man (1976) in 4K Ultra HD from KL Studio Classics, as well as Norman Taurog’s Blue Hawaii (1961) on 4K Ultra HD from Paramount, and two more films on Blu-ray from Arrow Video’s excellent Shawscope: Volume One box set—Lau Kar-leung’s Challenge of the Masters (1976) and Executioners of Shaolin (1977). Enjoy!

More reviews are forthcoming, so be sure to keep checking back for them.

In announcement news today, Imprint Films has revealed that they’re announcing their July Blu-ray slate on Friday. Our intel suggests three Blu-ray box sets, two featuring filmmakers Walter Hill and Sidney J. Furie, along with another that looks at several films starring actor Gene Hackman. We’ll let Imprint announce the specific films officially and then bring you the news here when they do. [Read on here...]

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Universal has set a new Chucky: 7-Movie Collection for Blu-ray release on 6/6, including Child’s Play, Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky, Curse of Chucky, and Cult of Chucky: Unrated.

Kino Lorber is releasing a pair of vintage Rin Tin Tin films on Blu-ray on 6/20, including Clash of the Wolves (1925) and Where the North Begins (1923). They also have The Ernst Lubitsch Collection coming on Blu-ray on 6/13, featuring the vintage silents The Oyster Princess (1919) and Meyer from Berlin (1919).

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has also set the Mr. Wong Collection (1938-1940) for Blu-ray release on 6/20, including the films Mr. Wong, Detective (1938), The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939), Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939), The Fatal Hour (1940), and Doomed to Die (1940 – aka Mystery of the Wentworth Castle). And following on 6/27 is another Blu-ray 3D title remastered by the 3-D Film Archive—Tom DeSimone’s Prison Girls (1972).

Film Movement has announced a pair of classic samurai/yakuza titles from director Hideo Gosha that are coming to Blu-ray for the first time ever in the States: Samurai Wolf 1 (1966) & Samurai Wolf 2: Hell Cut (1967) on 5/16 and Violent Streets (1974) on 5/23

Also today, Vertical Entertainment will release Last Sentinel on Blu-ray on 5/23.

Sandpiper Pictures is releasing The Fantasticks (2000) on Blu-ray on 4/25, followed by Absolute Beginners: The Musical (1986) on 5/9.

Screenbound Pictures in the UK has set Robocop: The Complete 1994 TV Series for Blu-ray release on 5/19.

Paramount has announced that they’re releasing Assassin Club (2023) on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/6.

Lionsgate has officially set Fear the Walking Dead: Seasons 1-7 for DVD only release on 6/13.

And CBS will release NCIS Hawaii: Season One on Blu-ray on 5/9, followed by Walker: Season Two on the format on 5/16.

In other news today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Adult Swim have just released the first clip from the forthcoming Venture Bros. movie, entitled Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart. You can see that here...

And are there any Foo Fighters fans in the house? I know there are! Well, the band has just announced a new album for release on 6/2. But Here We Are is their first since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins, and based on the first single, Rescued, it promises to be a banger. You can listen to it here...

Finally today, we’ve said this often before, but if you’d like to help support the work we do here at The Digital Bits, there are a number of ways you can do that. First, you can follow Bits editor Bill Hunt on Twitter (@BillHuntBits) as well as The Bits itself (@thedigitalbits). You can also make a donation to our work via PayPal (a Patreon option is in the works too). And finally—and most especially—any time your order literally anything from after clicking over to them from one of our links (like the cover art links below), you’re also helping us to continue our mission here at The Bits and we really do appreciate it!

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