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Thursday, 24 May 2018 18:29

Return of the Jedi: 35th Anniversary retrospective, Patriot 4K review & Two Towers: The Complete Recordings

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Here’s a quickie post with some quick bits of news because... you know... Solo tonight.

First up, in honor the Star Wars theme, our own Michael Coate has just posted a great new film retrospective in his History, Legacy & Showmanship column celebrating the 35th anniversary of Return of the Jedi! It’s features a new look back at the film and a great new roundtable interview as well with historians Michael Kaminski (The Secret History of Star Wars), Mark O’Connell (Watching Skies: Star Wars, Spielberg and Us), and Craig Stevens (The Star Wars Phenomenon in Britain). It’s a great read, so be sure to give it a look.

Also today, I’ve posted my review of Sony’s The Patriot in 4K Ultra HD (it’s a terrific disc) and Tim’s also posted a review of The Bloodthirsty Trilogy on Blu-ray from Arrow Video. Note that Universal’s Jurassic Park 4K Collection has finally arrives, so I’ll be diving into that tomorrow. Enjoy! [Read on here…]

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And in announcement news today, Rhino Music has just announced the follow-up to their recent The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings – The Complete Recordings CD/Blu-ray Audio soundtrack re-release. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – The Complete Recordings will street on CD/Blu-ray Audio combo on 7/27. You can see the cover artwork at the left there and you can pre-order it here by clicking on this link. We expect The Return of the King to follow later this year.

Finally, we’ve confirmed that all five of Paramount’s Mission: Impossible 4K Ultra HD titles (announced yesterday) will feature both Dolby Vision and HDR10. We’re checking to confirm the audio mixes.

And that’s all for now. Catch you tomorrow and hope you all enjoy Solo: A Star Wars Story!

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt

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