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Monday, 17 July 2023 16:18

Criterion’s October slate includes The Others & Videodrome in 4K, plus Dio: Dreamers Never Die, For All Mankind: Season 3 & Manny Coto RIP

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We’re kicking off the new week today with three more disc reviews from The Bits review team, including...

Tim’s thoughts on Martin Brest’s Midnight Run (1988) in 4K Ultra HD from Shout! Factory via their Shout Select line.

Stephen’s take on Mizuho Nishikubo’s animated Giovanni’s Island (2014) on Blu-ray from GKids.

And Dennis’ look at John Cromwell’s Caged (1950) on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection.

More reviews are forthcoming all this week, so be sure to check back every day for them.

Now then, the big release news today is that the Criterion Collection has just announced its October Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD slate, which includes five great new titles. [Read on here...]

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Look for them to include Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now (1973) (Spine #745 – 4K UHD* + Blu-ray and Blu-ray) on 10/3, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (1983) (Spine #248 – 4K UHD*) on 10/10, Tod Browning’s Sideshow Shockers (1925-32) (Spine #1194 – includes Freaks, The Unknown, and The Mystic) on 10/17, Alejandro Amenábar’s The Others (2001) (Spine #1195 – 4K UHD+ and Blu-ray) on 10/24, and Nikyatu Jusu’s Nanny (2022) (Spine #1196 – Blu-ray and DVD) on 10/31. 4K titles marked with a ‘*’ include Dolby Vision HDR, while 4K titles marked with a ‘+’ include Dolby Atmos audio. You can read more on all of these here, and you can see the cover artwork for each below.

It should be noted that The Others is a Dimension Films title that’s currently owned and distributed by Paramount Pictures here in the States (and is distributed internationally by Studio Canal).

Also today, Mercury Studios will release Don Argott and Demian Fenton’s career-spanning Ronnie James Dio music documentary Dio: Dreamers Never Die on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 9/29. Extras will include 20 minutes of deleted and extended scenes, and there will be a Limited Deluxe Edition that includes swag items.

Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set the comedy Gene Stupnitsky’s sex comedy No Hard Feelings (2023) for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/29. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Andrew Barth Feldman, and Matthew Broderick.

And for your sci-fi fans, Dazzler Media has officially set For All Mankind: Season Three for Region B Blu-ray release in the UK on 10/9 (here’s the pre-order link). This of course is the fantastic Apple TV+ original series produced by Ronald D. Moore and Sony Television. I’ve reviewed Dazzler’s recently-released Season One Blu-ray here at The Bits (and my review of Season Two is forthcoming).

In other film industry news, 20th Century Studios has just revealed the final trailer for Gareth Edwards’ epic sci-fi actioner The Creator (2023) and it’s well worth a look here...

And finally today, we need to take a moment to acknowledge the far-too-early passing of the screenwriter, director, and producer Manny Coto. That name might not be familiar to some of you, but Star Trek fans will know Coto for his work in show-running the fantastic fourth and final season of Star Trek: Enterprise (which is perhaps my single favorite season of any Trek series save for the recent Picard: Season Three). Coto also directed several films, including Dr. Giggles (1992) and Star Kid (1997), and created the sci-fi series Odyssey 5, then wrote many episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise, 24, Dexter, 24: Live Another Day, 24: Legacy, and both Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Stories and American Horror Story. And though I didn’t know him well, I’m honored to have met him on a few occasions and had interesting conversations (mostly about Star Trek). Coto was just 62 and will surely be missed. You can read more about him here via The Hollywood Reporter.

[Editor’s Note: Our friends over at The Inglorious Treksperts have just done a great podcast tribute to Coto, featuring Enterprise producer Brannon Braga and writer Michael Sussman, which you can listen to here.]

We’ll leave you today with a look at the cover artwork for all of the new Criterion titles, along with that Dio documentary. Amazon pre-order links will be added as they go live...

Don't Look Now (Criterion 4K Ultra HD) The Others (Criterion 4K Ultra HD) Videodrome (Criterion 4K Ultra HD)

Nanny (Criterion Blu-ray Disc) Tod Browning's Sideshow Shockers (Criterion Blu-ray Disc) Dio: Dreamers Never Die (4K Ultra HD)

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