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The Expanse: Season 4, Bill & Ted Face the Music, Robert the Bruce 4K in Germany, and more

October 9, 2020 - 3:33 pm   |   by
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We’re closing out the week today with a little bit more release news and some new disc reviews. Let’s get to the reviews first...

Tim and Dennis have been busy these last couple days; Tim has posted a new review of David Cronenberg’s Shivers (1975), newly-released on Blu-ray as part of Lionsgate’s Vestron Video Collector’s Series.

Also, Dennis has turned in his thoughts on John Badam’s The Hard Way (1991) on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics, along with David Roby’s Most Wanted (2020) from Paramount, and Pierre Jourdan’s I Am a Dancer on Blu-ray from Film Movement and StudioCanal.

I’ve also begun working on a pair of new 4K Ultra HD releases, which I expect to have up over the next few days, so be sure to watch for these. [Read on here...]

In announcement news, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has just listed The Expanse: Season 4 for release on Blu-ray Disc on 12/15. As fans know, the series is now an Amazon Prime exclusive and Season 5 is set to debut on the streaming service on 12/16. The series is available in 4K on Amazon Prime, but so far the discs are Blu-ray only. Extras on Season 4 will include 5 featurettes (Round Table Talks, A New World on Mars, It Reaches Out: ProtoMiller’s Point of View, Script to Screen: The Rocinate Landing, and Art Meets Science at Blue Origin). You can see the cover artwork above left and also below. And here’s the trailer for the new season...

Also, Warner Bros. will release Bill & Ted Face the Music on Blu-ray and DVD on 11/10. There is no 4K release currently planned here in the States, however one is set for release in the UK (click here for a Zavvi US pre-order link). We still haven’t yet seen a press release, however.

And finally today, we’ve learned that Capelight in Germany has just released Richard Gray’s 2019 Braveheart semi-sequel Robert the Bruce in 4K Ultra HD. I reviewed the film on Blu-ray here at The Bits earlier this year. I think it’s actually quite good. But read the review before you buy the film, because it is very different in tone that the Gibson film. Angus MacFadyen returns as the title character, however, and he’s terrific. The film essentially takes place between the death of Wallace—as seen in Bravehert—and the final scene when the Scottish army charges the fields at Bannockburn.

Here’s a look at the cover artwork for Robert the Bruce in 4K (with an order link), along with Blu-ray cover art for The Expanse: Season 4 and Bill & Ted Face the Music on Blu-ray (with pre-order links)...

The Expanse: Season 4 (Blu-ray Disc) Bill & Ted Face the Music (Blu-ray Disc) Robert the Bruce (German 4K Ultra HD)

All right, that’s all for this week. Don’t forget that National Geographic’s The Right Stuff dramatic series debuts today on Disney+. And the new natural history documentary David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet is now available in 4K on Netflix. I also just finished watching both seasons of The Boys on Amazon Prime, and let me tell you… it’s pretty damn good. It’s probably a little bloody and graphic for some, but it’s also very funny and smart dark comedy on the whole notion of superheroes. And Karl Urban is diabolically good in it.

Stay tuned...!

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