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Flicker Alley’s Laurel or Hardy Blu-ray, plus Bill & Ted Face the Music 4K in the UK & big Amazon 4K sales

November 18, 2020 - 4:35 pm   |   by
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We’re starting things off today with no less than FOUR new disc reviews here at The Bits...

First, Tim has a look for you at director Ryland Brickson Cole Tews’ Lake Michigan Monster (2018), a wonky low-budget cult film on Blu-ray from Arrow Video. He’s also posted his thoughts on Guy Hamilton’s Evil Under the Sun (1982), an Agatha Christie adaptation on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber Studio Classics featuring Peter Ustinov as detective Hercule Poirot.

Meanwhile, I’ve just posted a review of South Korean filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho’s latest film, Peninsula, the sequel to his excellent 2016 zombie thriller Train to Busan. That’s on 4K Ultra HD from our friends at Well Go USA. I also posted a look at Weathering with You (2019), the latest anime from Your Name director Makoto Shinkai, coming soon from GKids and Shout! Factory in a 4K Ultra HD Limited Collector’s Edition.

And more Blu-ray and 4K reviews are on the way, rest assured. There are a number of good titles coming in right now, and we’re working our way through them as fast as we can. [Read on here...]

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In announcement news today, Flicker Alley has just revealed Laurel or Hardy: Early Films of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, a 2-disc release of rare or rarely-seen newly-restored short films starring either Stan Laurel or Oliver Hardy before they teamed up. Set for Blu-ray release on 1/12/21, the set includes:

Stan Laurel FilmsBears and Bad Men (1918), The Egg (1922), A Weak-End Party (1922), The Pest (1922), When Knights Were Cold (1923), The Handy Man (1923), Pick and Shovel (1923), Collars and Cuffs (1923), Gas and Air (1923), A Man About Town (1923), The Whole Truth (1923), Brothers Under the Chin (1924), Zeb Vs. Paprika (1924), Wide Open Spaces (1924), Detained (1924), Twins (1925), Pie-Eyed (1925)

Oliver Hardy FilmsMother’s Baby Boy (1914), Servant Girl’s Legacy (1914), An Expensive Visit (1915), A Lucky Strike (1915), The New Adventures of J. Rufus Wallingford: The Lilac Splash (1915), The Serenade (1916), Hungry Hearts (1916), The Candy Trail (1916), The Chief Cook (1917), Hello Trouble (1918), Married to Order (1918), He’s In Again (1918), The Rent Collector (1921), The Bakery (1921), The Show (1922), Rivals (1925), Wandering Papas (1926), Say It With Babies (1926)

You’ll also get an image gallery and a booklet with liner notes. You can see the cover artwork above-left and also below.

Also today, though it has yet to be announced for release here in the States, Warner Bros. has started taking pre-orders for Bill & Ted Face the Music in 4K Ultra HD on Amazon.co.uk. Keep in mind that it’s possible a US release is being planned. But in the meantime, you can pre-order the 4K disc from Amazon.uk by clicking on the cover art below.

Now then... Amazon.com has been running a major sale right now on 4K Ultra HD titles from Warner, Lionsgate, Sony, Universal & Paramount. Tons of titles are on sale for $8-17 each: Top Gun, Rambo, Dark Knight, etc. Click here or on the image below to start paging through them all (and don’t forget to keep checking these links— as we approach Black Friday, there are likely to be lots more deals on Blu-ray and 4K titles)...

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Meanwhile, here’s a look at the cover artwork for a couple of the titles mentioned above and more (all with Amazon.com pre-order links if available)...

Laurel or Hardy (Blu-ray Disc) Tex Avery Screwball Classics: Volume 2 (Blu-ray Disc) Bill & Ted Face the Music (4K Ultra HD)

The Parallax View (Criterion Blu-ray Disc) Film Worker (Blu-ray Disc) Tenet (4K Ultra HD)

All right, we’ll be back tomorrow with some more new disc reviews. And we should have a new History, Legacy, and Showmanship column from our own Michael Coate as well.

Stay tuned...!

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