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Monday, 01 June 2015 16:36

Blu-ray News – The Civil War, Aladdin: Diamond, The Water Diviner & more on the way


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We’re kicking the new week off today here at The Bits with a pair of new Blu-ray reviews...

First up, I’ve given Universal’s new Apollo 13: 20th Anniversary Edition a look and found it to be well worth the upgrade, especially given the newly-restored video presentation and the disc’s bargain $13 price on Amazon. Also, I’ve checked out Warner’s Jupiter Ascending on Blu-ray 3D... and I actually kind of liked it. The story is a glorious mess, but The Wachowski always manage to make their films interesting at least, and I found its send-up of camp 80s and 90s sci-fi cinema to be entertaining for a couple hours. Both titles street tomorrow, and Apollo 13 in particular is absolutely recommended.  [Read on here…]

In announcement news today, this is awesome: PBS is finally bringing Ken Burns’ iconic documentary series The Civil War to Blu-ray Disc on 10/13 (SRP $129.99).

Also, Disney’s Aladdin: Diamond Edition Blu-ray is now available for pre-order on with a street date of 10/13 (SRP $36.99).

Warner Home Video will release The Originals: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/1. The studio has also set Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner for Blu-ray and DVD release on 7/28.

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Music Box Films will release The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared on Blu-ray and DVD on 8/18. With a title like that, it’s hard not to at least be curious.

And Sony will release Powers: Season 1 on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/14.

Here’s a look at some new cover artwork for you (all titles are available for pre-order on Amazon by clicking on the covers)...

Aladdin: Diamond Edition (Blu-ray Disc)    While We're Young (Blu-ray Disc)    Powers: Season 1 (Blu-ray Disc)

The 100 Year Old Man (Blu-ray Disc)    Hellfighters (Blu-ray Disc)    Merchants of Doubt (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

Bill Hunt