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Blu-ray News – Inside Out announced, Fifth Element/Léon pre-orders & Battles Without Honor & Humanity

August 14, 2015 - 2:52 pm   |   by
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All right, we’ve got some good reviews coming next week, so be sure to check back for that.

Meanwhile today, the big release news is that Disney and Pixar have officially set Inside Out for Blu-ray 3D Combo and Blu-ray Combo release on 11/3, with the digital release set for 10/13. The Blu-ray will include the exclusive Riley’s First Date? animated short film, as well as the LAVA theatrical short film. Other extras will include 7 featurettes (Story of the Story, Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out, Mixed Emotions, Mapping the Mind, Our Dads, the Filmmakers, Into the Unknown: The Sound of Inside Out, and The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing), 4 deleted scenes (Riley Grows Up, Joy’s Decline, Misdirection, and Construction), audio commentary with directors Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen, and producer Jonas Rivera, the Mind Candy toolkit/interstitials montage, and trailers.  [Read on here…]

In other news, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s The Fifth Element: Supreme Cinema Series and Léon: The Professional – Supreme Cinema Series Blu-rays are now available for pre-order on Amazon.com with a street date of 10/27. Here’s the cover artwork (click for the Amazon links)...

The Fifth Element: Supreme Cinema Series (Blu-ray Disc)    Léon: The Professional – Supreme Cinema Series (Blu-ray Disc)    Inside Out (Blu-ray Combo)

Sony is also releasing Extinction on DVD only on 9/1, followed by Insidious: Chapter 3 on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/6.

PBS Distribution is releasing American Experience: Blackout on DVD on 9/8, followed by Great Performances: Driving Miss Daisy on DVD on 9/29.

Troma has set Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV for Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 9/8 (SRP $24.95), along with Madcow on DVD only.

And finally, Arrow Films is releasing an extraordinary Battles Without Honor & Humanity: Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD box set in the UK and US, featuring all five of Kinji Fukasaku’s films in the series, with brand new extras including the rarely-seen Complete Saga and a 150-page hardback book! It’s limited to just 2000 copies in the UK and 3000 in the States. Street date is 11/17 in the US and 11/16 in the UK. Single film editions of each of these films will be released on BD and DVD in 2016. Here’s the cover artwork (click to pre-order on Amazon – SRP $149.95)...

Battles Without Honor & Humanity (Blu-ray/DVD Box Set)

That’s all for now. Have a great weekend and stay tuned!

Bill Hunt

 

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