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Wednesday, 22 April 2015 15:09

Blu-ray News – Kingsman due 6/9, plus new TCM Greatest DVD sets, Vampire Hunter D, Eaten Alive & more

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We’re kicking things off today with a new Blu-ray review from Todd Doogan: A look at Jules Dassin’s 1955 classic of the French New Wave, Rififi, available from our friends at The Criterion Collection. Enjoy!

Also here at the site today, our own Russell Hammond has updated the Release Dates & Art section with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork with pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking through our links goes to help support our work here at the site and we really do appreciate it.  [Read on here…]

In announcement news today, the big news is that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has set Kingman: The Secret Service for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/9, with a digital release due on 5/15. Extras on the Blu-ray will include the 6-part Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed documentary (includes Panel to Screen: The Education of a 21st Century Super-Spy, Heroes and Rogues, Style All His Own, Tools of the Trade, Breathtakingly Brutal, and Culture Clash: The Comic Book Origins of the Secret Service), plus galleries with behind-the-scenes images and photos of sets and props.

Also today, Warner has just announced a pair of new TCM Greatest Classic Film DVD Collections for release on 8/4 (SRP  $27.92 each), including Charlie Chan and Ester Williams: Volume 2. The former will include Dark Alibi (1946), Dangerous Money (1946), The Trap (1946), and The Chinese Ring (1947). The latter will include Thrill of a Romance (1945), Fiesta (1947), Pagan Love Song (1950), and Million Dollar Mermaid (1952).

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Lionsgate will release Beyond the Reach on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on 6/16, starring Michael Douglas.

Kino Lorber has set Dan Curtis’ Burnt Offerings (1976) for release on Blu-ray and DVD in October, just in time from Halloween. It will feature a new HD master.

Section 23 has set Vampire Hunter D for Blu-ray release on 8/25, along with Kamigami No Asobi. They also have Hayate the Combat Butler: Season 1 coming to Blu-ray on 8/18, along with Haikyu!! Collection 2 and Captain Earth: Collection 2 on 8/11. Also, Space Brothers: Collection 4 is due on 8/4.

Arrow Video has set Tobe Hooper’s Eaten Alive for Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 7/28. The company also has Stray Cat Rock: The Collection coming on Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 7/14.

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FUNimation will release 009 Re: Cyborg for Blu-ray release on 7/28.

Well Go USA will release Kung Fu Killer on Blu-ray on 7/21.

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release the documentary Champs on DVD on 5/12, featuring Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins.

And finally Film Chest Media Group will release Amazing Space, a 3-disc Blu-ray/DVD/CD Combo celebrating 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope, featuring HD imagery accompanied by a soundtrack from Kristin Hoffman.

Here’s a look at more new cover artwork, with Amazon links if available...

Kingsman: The Secret Service (Blu-ray Disc)    Eaten Alive (Blu-ray Disc)    Virtuosity (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

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