You can read more about these titles here, and you can see the cover artwork and pre-order them all below from Amazon.com. We’ve updated the 4K Ultra HD Release List accordingly.
In other news today, Shout! Factory has set their next Shout Select Blu-ray titles for release in February, including the Four Weddings and a Funeral: 25th Anniversary Edition on 2/12, Back Beat and The Street Fighter Collection on 2/19, and Used Cars and the Legally Blonde Collection on 2/26. Look also for The Slipper and the Rose on 2/5.
Shout! will also release Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray combo on 2/5.
Meanwhile, Scream Factory will release Mermaids: Lake of the Dead and Black ’47 on 2/5, the Valentine: Collector’s Edition and the Poison Ivy Collection on 2/12, The Return of the Vampire on 2/19, and The Mole People, The Vengeance of She, and Willard on 2/26.
Kino Lorber Studio Classics has also announced a few more titles they have in the works for Blu-ay and DVD, including Rider on the Rain (1970 – coming soon), Dead of Night (1945 – coming soon), The Champagne Murders (1967 – coming soon), Zachariah (1971 – 2/5), and Kotch (1971 – 2/5).
And we’ve learned that Paramount is going to be releasing a Star Trek: Stardate Collection Blu-ray on 2/5. But before you get too excited, this is going to be the exact same box set of the feature films released previously. No word yet on possible 4K Ultra HD releases of any of these films.
Finally today, we’ve like to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of writer William Goldman, the man responsible for the screenplays to such films as All the President’s Men, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Misery, Chaplin, The Stepford Wives, A Bridge too Far, and many more. Goldman was also a novelist, whose work includes Marathon Man and of course the much-beloved The Princess Bride. And he wrote about his profession too, in such books as Adventures in the Screen Trade. Goldman was 87. You can read more about him here at The New York Times.
We’ll leave you with a look at the cover artwork for most of the new Criterion titles and more. Click on the cover art to pre-order each on Amazon.com if available…
That’s all for this week. See you back here on Monday. Stay tuned…!