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The Shallows BD/4K, Doomed!, Into the Forest, a review of Basket Case 2 & more release news

August 15, 2016 - 3:03 pm   |   by
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All right, let’s talk Monday turkey (as in Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K news)...

First up though, Tim Salmons has turned in a new Pick-Ups column with his thoughts on Frank Kenenlotter’s Basket Case 2, newly released on Blu-ray Disc by our friends at Synapse Films. Do give it a look.

In announcement news today, Uncork’d Entertainment has set Marty Langford’s Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four documentary for DVD release on 12/20, with a digital release expected on 10/11.  [Read on here…]

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Also today, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just set The Shallows for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release on 9/27, with a Digital release due on 9/13. Extras on all versions will include deleted scenes and 4 featurettes (Shooting in The Shallows, How to Build a Shark, Finding the Perfect Beach: Lord Howe Island, and When Sharks Attack). The 4K version will include HDR and Dolby Atmos audio. You can see the cover artwork below.

In other release news, Lionsgate has set Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson, for Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD release on 10/11.

Lionsgate has also set the comedy Joshy for Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD release on 10/4.

And Lionsgate will release Into the Forest, starring Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood, on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/4 as well.

Universal has set a Gregory Peck Centennial Collection for Blu-ray release on 10/11, including To Kill a Mockingbird and Cape Fear.

Speaking of Universal, a number of you have asked when we’ll be reviewing the studio’s new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray catalog product. The answer is: I don’t know. For some reason, the studio has decided not to make it available to reviewers. Seems to me that it’s pretty tough to promote a brand new format when you don’t actually make an effort to promote your brand new format, but go figure.

Film Movement Classics has set Takeshi Kitano’s Boiling Point (1990) for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/11.

Image Entertainment has set Joe Begos’ The Mind’s Eye for Blu-ray and DVD release on 10/4.

Finally today, for you music fans, Eagle Vision USA has set Journey: Live in Manila on 3-disc Blu-ray/CD and DVD/CD combo formats on 9/9.

Here’s a look at some of the Blu-ray and 4K cover work for titles mentioned above (click on the images to pre-order the titles on Amazon if pre-orders are available)...

The Shallows (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)    The Shallows (Blu-ray Disc)    The Free State of Jones (Blu-ray Disc)

Blood Father (Blu-ray Disc)    Into the Forest (Blu-ray Disc)    Love Me or Leave Me (Blu-ray Disc)

The Mind's Eye (Blu-ray Disc)    Journey: Live in Manila (Blu-ray Disc)    Longmire: Season Four (Blu-ray Disc)

Back tomorrow. Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt (@BillHuntBits)

 

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