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Monday, 01 December 2014 15:27

Cyber Monday deals, Space Dandy, The Beyond, Dragonheart 3, Left Behind, Song of the Sea, Nurse Jackie: S6 & more

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Welcome back, everyone! We certainly hope you all had a great holiday weekend (here in the States at least), ate lots of food, and got plenty of great Black Friday shopping deals.

Speaking of which, Amazon is having a Cyber Monday sale today featuring 4 different Blu-ray collections from Universal (Back to the Future, Riddick, Bourne Trilogy and Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy) for just $14.99 each. Plus they have additional deals extending all week long. Do check them out here and take advantage if you’re in the market for any of these titles. As always, doing so supports The Bits and we thank you for it!  [Read on here…]

All right, first up today… lots of you have asked over the holiday what the status is of a couple outstanding Blu-ray issues. The first is the possibility of Warner fixing the missing scene from the Marsha, Queen of Diamonds episode in the Batman Blu-ray set. The second is the incorrect English subtitle track on the Disney’s Princess Mononoke Blu-ray. And the third is word of a possible release – by Lionsgate and A&E – of Space: 1999 – Season Two next year. Rest assured we’ve made inquiries on each and will update you as soon as we have any official word.

In announcement news, FUNimation has officially set the anime Space Dandy: Season One for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/17. There will be a regular Blu-ray edition ($48.99) and an Amazon exclusive Deluxe BD/DVD Combo with swag ($116.98). Space Dandy is produced by much of the same team that worked on the Cowboy Bebop film. You can see the cover artwork and pre-order links below.

Grindhouse Releasing has set Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond:  3-Disc Collector’s Edition for Blu-ray release on 2/10 ($35.99).

Warner Home Video has set Dallas: The Complete Third and Final Season for DVD release on 1/13. Extras will include deleted scenes.

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Universal has set Racing Hearts for Blu-ray Combo and DVD release on  1/13 ($24.28).

Universal has also set Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer’s Curse for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/24.

Entertainment One has set Left Behind for Blu-ray and DVD release on 1/6, with a digital release due on 12/23. Extras on the Blu-ray will include a behind the scenes featurette and slideshow, interviews with cast and crew, the film's trailer, something called Author’s Reflections and more. See the cover art below.

Image Entertainment has set Wolfcop for Blu-ray release on 5/12 ($26.97).

Lionsgate has announced Dying of the Light for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/17.

Lionsgate has also announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of Nurse Jackie: Season Six on 2/10 (SRP $29.97 and $29.98). Extras will include 2 featurettes, audio commentaries with the cast and crew, and deleted scenes.

In addition to Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya (officially due on Blu-ray and DVD this coming Spring), GKids is planning to release the Ghibli documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness on DVD on 1/27.

GKids also confirmed that the animated Song of the Sea is coming on Blu-ray and DVD in Spring 2015 as well (street date TBA). You can view the trailer here.

Also today, Anchor Bay Entertainment will release Bad Turn Worse on DVD on 1/13.

And finally, Millennium Entertainment will release Stonehearst Asylum on Blu-ray and DVD on 12/16.

All right, we’ll leave you with a whole mess of new Blu-ray and DVD cover artwork, featuring some of the titles we’ve mentioned above and more…

Space Dandy: Amazon Exclusive (Blu-ray Disc)

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (DVD)    Space Dandy (Blu-ray Disc)    The Beyond (Blu-ray Disc)

Olive Kitteridge (Blu-ray Disc)    Stoneheart Asylum (Blu-ray Disc)    Left Behind (Blu-ray Disc)

Wolfcop (Blu-ray Disc)    Dying of the Light (Blu-ray Disc)    Batman: The Classic TV Series (Blu-ray Disc)

Back tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Bill Hunt


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