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Wednesday, 23 September 2015 01:48

Blu-ray/DVD News – My Favorite Martian: Complete DVD, You Can’t Take It With You & Doctor Who BD3D & more!

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All right, we’re back as promised with a couple more bits of release news...

First, MPI Home Video has announced the first-ever DVD release of My Favorite Martian: The Complete Collection on 10/20 (SRP $99.98). The set will include all 107 uncut episodes with “hours of special features.” You can see the cover artwork below.  [Read on here…]

Also on the TV front, CBS and Paramount have just announced the DVD only re-release of Dexter: The Complete Series on 10/13, including all 96 episodes on 32 discs. Whereas the original DVD release had an SRP of just $199.99, this version comes in streamlined packaging for just $99.98.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just announced the 12/8 Blu-ray release of Frank Capra’s Best Picture-winning You Can’t Take It With You (1938)! The classic film has been restored and remastered in 4K. The set will come in Digipack packaging, featuring a 24-page booklet with an essay by film historian Jeremy Arnold. The disc will also include audio commentary by Frank Capra Jr. and author Cathrine Kellison, the Frank Capra, Jr. Remembers: You Can’t Take It With You featurette, and the film’s original theatrical trailer.

Meanwhile, Lionsgate has set The Guardsman and Zero Tolerance for DVD and digital release on 12/1.

The Cohen Film Collection will release In the Courtyard on Blu-ray and DVD on 10/6.

And finally, BBC Entertainment has just released Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven for Blu-ray 3D Combo release (on 9/22, SRP $19.98). This is the 2-part season finale that was recently shown in theaters in 3D. Extras include an exclusive Season Nine prequel scene (The Doctor’s Meditation), and a 45-minute interview with stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, hosted by Wil Wheaton.

One last note: Our own Russell Hammond has posted the weekly update of the Release Dates & Artwork section as usual with all the latest Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork and pre-order links. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking through to them from our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we really appreciate it!

Here’s a little cover art for some of the titles mentioned above...

My Favorite Martian: The Complete Series (DVD)    Frank Zappa: Roxy - The Movie (Blu-ray Disc)    Dexter: The Complete Series (DVD re-issue)

You Can't Take It With You (Blu-ray Disc)

Back tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Bill Hunt


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