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Wednesday, 03 June 2015 12:35

Blu-ray News – New Twilight Time, Ex Machina gets DTS:X, Black Angel, Amazon deals & more

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All right, we’ve got a quick Blu-ray release news round-up for you today, then we’ll be back tomorrow with new Blu-ray reviews from Tim.

First up today, Twilight Time has just announced the Blu-ray release of George Roy Hill’s The World of Henry Orient (1964) starring Peter Sellers, Steve Kloves’ The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), Rona Jaffe’s The Best of Everything (1959), Robert Benton’s Places in the Heart (1984), and Pat O’Connor’s A Month in the Country (1987). All will soon be available for pre-order on Screen Archives Entertainment with release dates of 7/14.  [Read on here…]

Warner Home Video will release The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season on Blu-ray and DVD on 9/1, featuring 22 episodes. Extras will include The Vampire Diaries: Good Bite and Good Luck and The Vampire Diaries: Best.Reaction.Ever. featurettes, audio commentary on episode 615, The Vampire Diaries: 2014 Comic-Con Panel, the Come Visit Georgia PSA, deleted scenes, and the Second Bite gag reel. WHV has also set The Originals: The Complete Second Season for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/1, featuring 22 episodes plus The Originals: Always and Forever featurette, The Awakening web series, The Originals: 2014 Comic-Con Panel, the Come Visit Georgia PSA, deleted scenes, and a gag reel.

Lionsgate will release Child 44 and Barely Lethal on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on 8/4, followed by Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Legendary Battle and History Channel’s Last Days of the Nazis on DVD only on 8/11.

Scream Factory has set The Outing/The Godsend and Cellar Dweller/Catacombs for Blu-ray release on 7/14.

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Virgil Films is releasing the I Am Evil Knievel documentary on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on 6/30.

RLJ and Acorn Entertainment have The Driver, Lovejoy: Series 6, and Lovejoy: Complete Collection on DVD only on 6/16, and A Place to Call Home on 6/30.

PBS Distribution will release Dick Cavett’s Vietnam on DVD only on 7/7.

The Cinema Guild will release Lisandro Alonso’s Jauja on Blu-ray and DVD on 7/21.

Cinedigm has set If You Build It for DVD and digital on 6/23.

Kino Lorber has announced the Blu-ray release of Peter Fonda’s Wanda Nevada (1979) and Wolfgang Petersen’s Shattered (1991) – both are coming soon. Coming in October on both Blu-ray and DVD are Eugenio Martin’s Bad Man’s River (1971) and Alexander Singer’s Captain Apache (1971). Both films star Lee Van Cleef. Also coming in October to Blu-ray and DVD is Gordon Hessler’s The Oblong Box (1969) – an Edgar Allen Poe adaptation. DVD only titles in October include Robert Wise’s I Want to Live! (1958) and Ralph Nelson’s Lilies of the Field (1963).

And Kino has also set The Front Page for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 8/11 as part of their Classics line.

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In other news, it looks as if the first Blu-ray release to include DTS:X is going to arrive in July: Lionsgate Ex Machina.

Remember that Black Angel news we were expecting? Well, it turns out that the short film is going to be turned into a full-length feature film! You can read more here on the film’s Facebook page. Presumably, that (and the original short film) will be released on Blu-ray and DVD after the theatrical release. Pretty cool.

For those of you looking for good deals on Amazon, Warner’s The Hobbit 3D Trilogy (Theatrical Edition) is 63% off today only on Amazon, making it just $51. Also, a number of Studio Ghibli Blu-ray releases are on sale at the moment, including Spirited Away, Grave of the Fireflies, Whisper of the Heart, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, The Secret World of Arrietty, Ponyo, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, From Up on Poppy Hill, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Click on the title links and act fast to take advantage!

Here’s a look at some new Blu-ray cover artwork (with Amazon pre-order links if available)...

Ned Kelly (Blu-ray Disc)    I Am Evil Knievel (Blu-ray Disc)    Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police (Blu-ray Disc)

The Front Page (Blu-ray Disc)    A Town Called Hell (Blu-ray Disc)    The Reivers (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned...

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