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Wednesday, 27 September 2023 15:35

Amazon leaks Paramount’s Titanic 4K street date (12/5), plus Target and Best Buy reveal The Fugitive 4K on 11/21!

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All right, today’s update is going to be brief, because of a couple factors. First, I’m talking with a number of sources about some forthcoming and exciting 4K Ultra HD catalog titles, which I’ll talk about here when I can. Second, I’m dealing with replacing my recently defunct Epson 5040ub projector. And more on that soon as well.

In the meantime, we have some very exciting 4K Ultra HD news today that I know a lot of you will be pleased about. And of course, we have more new disc reviews for you as well. So let’s start with those first...

Stephen has posted his thoughts on Warner’s long-awaited 4K Ultra HD release of Eric Radomski and Bruce W. Timm’s animated Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)! And it appears the title has been worth the wait.

Stuart has also weighed in with a look at Robert Mulligan’s The Spiral Road (1962) on Blu-ray from Imprint Films and Via Vision Entertainment.

Dennis has offered his two cents on Jacques Tourneur’s Wichita (1955) on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive Collection, as well as Charlotte Le Bon’s Falcon Lake (2022) on Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome.

And last but not least, Tim has shared a review of Luca Bercovici’s Ghoulies (1985) in 4K Ultra HD from the MVD Rewind Collection, as well as Ray Kellogg’s The Giant Gila Monster (1959) and The Killer Shrews (1959) in a new double-feature Blu-ray release from Film Masters.

More disc reviews are forthcoming, so be sure to stay tuned for them. Now then, let’s get to the big release news... [Read on here...]

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I know that many of you have been eagerly awaiting news of the forthcoming James Cameron 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray catalog releases that I first broke word of here at The Bits way back in March (see our post at the time here, complete with video of Jon Landau confirming them). Well, the first of those titles appears about to be officially announced...

Amazon has just listed James Cameron’s Titanic (1987) for Blu-ray release on 12/5 from Paramount. And this is indeed the street date I’ve been hearing from my sources for their new 4K Ultra HD release (as well as a Blu-ray re-release). You can see the Amazon listing here, at least until the studio pulls it back offline. The fact that the listing has been added to the Amazon database strongly suggests that the title is soon to be officially announced, likely in the next couple of weeks. But here’s what the Amazon listing looks like in the event it disappears...

Titanic (4K Ultra HD)

We expect to hear a lot more about this officially very soon.

In the meantime, Target and Best Buy have also leaked the date and cover artwork for Warner’s 4K Ultra HD release of Andrew Davis’ The Fugitive (1993). The street date is 11/21. And you can see the wide-release Amazon cover artwork above, and also below here with the Best Buy-exclusive Steelbook version...

The Fugitive (4K Ultra HD) The Fugitive (Steelbook 4K Ultra HD)

Now then, we’ll certainly share more on both of these titles as soon as we have anything official from the studios.

In the meantime, definitely stay tuned...!

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