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Friday, 08 December 2017 15:41

Shout! Selects to include The ‘Burbs & Downfall, plus Universal sets Straight Outta Compton for 4K

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We have just a couple of quick release announcements and updates to offer you today, before we let you all head out for the weekend…

Shout! Factory has announced The ‘Burbs: Collector’s Edition for release on Blu-ray on 3/20 as part of their Shout Select line.

Also coming that day as part of their Select line is Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Downfall, an absoutely fantastic film about the last days of Hitler in WWII starring Bruno Ganz (and the source of a surprisingly persistent viral YouTube meme you may be familiar with – one of the early versions even referenced The Bits, as some of you longtime readers may recall). Shout! also has Macon County Line coming on 1/16 to the Select line. Extras on these titles are still TBA. [Read on here…]

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In other news today, Full Moon Pictures has announced an Ultimate Puppet Master Collectible Trunk Blu-ray box set on 3/13 (SRP $299.99) containing all 11 films in the series with special “Toulons Trunk” packaging and a mini Blade figure. Each disc will have significant extras including the original Videozones featurettes. The set is pricey, but if you’re a fan it’s pretty cool.

Also, Arrow Video is releasing Basket Case (1982) on Blu-ray on 2/27.

We first revealed this several weeks ago, but Universal has now confirmed it: F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton is coming to 4K Ultra HD on 2/6. We’ve updated our handy 4K Ultra HD Release List accordingly.

FYI, additional 4K Ultra HD titles we’ve learned are coming including Jigsaw (Lionsgate), Paddington 2 (not sure who the U.S. distributor will be yet but possibly Warner Bros), and Daddy’s Home 2 (Paramount). It also appears that Sony’s The Dark Crystal is coming in February. Again, the 4K Ultra HD Release List has been updated to include them.

Once again, here’s a look at the cover artwork for all three Blu-ray versions of Blade Runner: 2049 (with pre-order links if available – we’ll add the 3D link as soon as it’s up)...

Blade Runner: 2049 (4K Ultra HD) Blade Runner: 2049 (Blu-ray Disc) Blade Runner: 2049 (Blu-ray 3D)

And that’s all for this week. We’ll be back on Monday with new reviews, plus all the usual breaking release news.

Have a great weekend everyone. If you live in the L.A. area, please stay safe amid all these crazy wildfires. Cheers!

- Bill Hunt

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