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New announcements from Arrow Video and Kino Lorber, plus a look at the new Africa Screams restoration & more

June 3, 2020 - 4:04 pm   |   by
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We’re kicking things off today with a new Blu-ray review from Dennis...

He’s taken a look at Jon Avnet’s Three Christs (2017) now on disc from IFC Films and Shout! Factory. The film stars Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, Bradley Whitford, and Walton Goggins. Do give it a look.

Meanwhile today, Arrow Video US has announced its June 2020 Blu-ray slate, which is set to include François Reichenbach’s American as Seen by a Frenchman on 6/2, Harley Cokeliss’ Dream Demon and Tomu Uchida’s The Mad Fox on 6/23, and a new Limited Edition of Sergio Corbucci’s Django on 6/30.

From Arrow’s announcement: “The film is presented here in an exclusive new restoration with a wealth of extras including the newly restored bonus feature Texas Adios, which also stars Franco Nero, and was released as Django 2 in several territories.” [Read on here...]

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Kino Lorber has announced its July 2020 Blu-ray and DVD slate, which will include Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You (for Zeitgeist Films – Blu-ray and DVD), Sebastián Muñoz’s The Prince (for Artsploitation Films – Blu-ray and DVD), Jess Franco’s Neurosis (for Redemption Films – Blu-ray and DVD), and Allan Holzman’s Grunt! The Wrestling Movie (for Scorpion Releasing – Blu-ray) on 7/7, Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles’ Bacurau (Blu-ray and DVD), Marie Losier’s The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (for Adopt Films – DVD), Ruggero Deodato’s Jungle Holocaust (for Code Red – Blu-ray), Sergio Martino’s Slave of the Cannibal God (for Code Red – Blu-ray), and Leontine Sagan’s Mädchen in Uniform (1931 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 7/14, Samson Aslanian and John Hopkins’ Torment (for Scorpion Releasing – Blu-ray) and István Szabó’s Colonel Redl (1984 – Blu-ray and DVD), Mephisto (1981 – Blu-ray and DVD), and Confidence (1980 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 7/21, and Carolyn Jones’ The American Nurse (DVD), Chris Bavota and Lee Paula Springer’s Dead Dicks (for Artsploitation Films – DVD), Jack Hazan’s A Bigger Splash (for Metrograph Pictures – Blu-ray and DVD), Stuart Paton’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916 – Blu-ray and DVD), and William Wyler’s The Shakedown (1929 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 7/28.

Here’s great news: The standard 1-disc edition Arrow’s Flash Gordon 4K release is now just $19.99 on Amazon (note that the 2-disc Limited Edition with extra swag is priced $59.99.) Both street on 8/18. Get your pre-orders in!

Also, we mentioned a while back that the 3-D Film Archive and ClassicFlix were working on a new 4K restoration of Abbott and Costello’s classic Africa Screams (1949) from 35mm nitrate elements. Well, here’s a look at the trailer! Can’t wait to see it on Blu-ray...

In other news today, our old friend Scott Saslow—a freelance graphic designer who has worked on Blu-ray releases for Arrow Video and Kino Lorber—is doing an AMA on Reddit tomorrow (at 4PM Eastern) here at this link. So do check that out if you’re interested.

And finally today, Tim has uncovered a cool 2 minute segment from Entertainment Tonight in 1994 about John Carpenter’s Escape from New York. It’s sourced from an early VHS and Laserdisc release of the film. You’ll find that here on his YouTube channel (which we highly recommend—he’s got all kinds of cool stuff over there)...

That’s all for now. Stay tuned...!

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