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Lionsgate bows Schitt’s Creek on DVD, plus Bugs Bunny and Flintstones Blu-ray delays

September 23, 2020 - 3:22 pm   |   by
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We’re starting today with another new disc review...

Dennis has taken a look at Elliot Nugent’s The Cat and the Canary (1939), starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard, on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The film is now available.

In announcement news today, Lionsgate has just officially set Schitt’s Creek: The Complete Collection for release on DVD only on 11/10, hot off the series’ recent Emmy Awards sweep. The set includes all 6 seasons of the series, along with deleted scenes, bloopers, Inside Schitt’s Creek and Behind the Episode segments, additional featurettes, and the A Schitt’s Creek Farewell documentary. I know what you’re all going to ask: No, there is unfortunately no word of a Blu-ray release at this time. In any case, you can see the DVD cover artwork above left. [Read on here...]

Meanwhile today, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that the street date for their Blu-ray release of The Flintstones: The Complete Series has been delayed to 10/27 (from the originally announced date of 10/6).

Warner has also delayed the release of the Bugs Bunny: 80th Anniversary Collection on Blu-ray from the original 11/3 street date to 12/1. We believe this is simply a matter of disc replication and distribution having been impacted by COVID. Adjust your plans accordingly.

In other news, Sony has set a new 4K Steelbook edition Luc Besson’s Léon: The Professional for release on 12/1. You can see that below (and pre-order it on Amazon by clicking on the cover)…

Leon: The Professional (4K Steelbook)

Back to Lionsgate for a second: Look for the studio to release André Øvredal’s Mortal on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/10, with the Digital release expected on 11/6.

And Kino Lorber Studio Classics has just set D.C. Cab (1983), starring Mr. T, for Blu-ray release on 12/1. Also coming that day are Robert Aldrich’s Attack (1956) and Apache (1954). Following on 12/15 are Michael Steinberg’s Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993), Frank and Eleanor Perry’s Ladybug Ladybug (1964) and Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), and Victor Stoloff’s The 300 Year Weekend (1971). The studio is also working on new Blu-ray releases of Jon Avnet’s The War (1994) and Bernard L. Kowalski’s Macho Callahan (1970). Street date for those is TBA.

Finally today, Arrow Video is expected to announce their December Blu-ray (and possibly 4K) catalog releases on Friday morning (at about 7AM Pacific). It should be interesting.

So... back with more tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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