Speaking of the Criterion Collection, we have reason to believe that the company will announce their first 4K Ultra HD title before the end of 2019 as well, based on information from our industry sources. But again, we’ll have to wait and see.
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has finally decided to release The Simpsons: Season 19 on DVD. The set will include 20 episodes plus extras including cast and crew audio commentaries. Executive producer Al Jean apparently revealed the news at Comic-Con last Saturday. Street date is 12/3 and you can pre-order the title here on Amazon (and also below).
Also, Paramount is finally releasing Addams Family Values on Blu-ray on 10/1 (SRP $14.99) by itself and also in a Blu-ray 2-pack with The Addams Family (SRP $16.99).
Here’s a look at the cover artwork for the other titles mentioned above, with Amazon pre-order links...
And finally today, we have terribly sad news. Actor Rutger Hauer has died at his home in the Netherlands. Hauer was best known as the Nexus 6 replicant Roy Batty in Ridley Scott’s legendary Blade Runner, but fans will also know him from his roles in such films as Ladyhawke, The Hitcher, Night Hawks, Soldier of Orange, Blind Fury, The Osterman Weekend, and many more. More than one memorial has noted today that his passing comes just 4 months shy of the fictional death of Roy Batty in Blade Runner (which was set in November 2019). Hauer was 75. He will be deeply missed, but we thank him for sharing his lifetime of talent with us. You can read more here at Variety.