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Wednesday, 14 January 2015 15:21

Interview details, plus Whiplash, a Fast & Furious Collection, Turn, St. Vincent, new Twilight Time, Warner Archive & more

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We’ve got a bunch more announcement news for you today, so let’s get right into it.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has just set Whiplash for Blu-ray and DVD release on 2/24.

Sony has also set The Red Tent for DVD only release on 3/10 and The Song for DVD only release on 2/10.

Also, Sony’s The Interview: Freedom Edition Blu-ray and DVD (due 2/17) will officially include audio commentary with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and the Naked and Afraid Discovery channel special featuring Rogen and James Franco. To this, the Blu-ray will exclusively add a gag reel, Line-o-Ramas, deleted, extended, and alternate scenes, and 8 featurettes (Directors of This Movie, Puppy Power, Here Kitty Kitty, Joking Around, Spies Among Us, Randall Park Audition Tape, Dating a Dictator, and Getting Into Character).  [Read on here…]

Universal is re-releasing Fast & Furious 6 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on 3/24, along with a new Fast & Furious 1-6 Collection: Limited Edition on Blu-ray that comes in tire packaging (SRP $69.98 but Amazon has it for $48.99).

Anchor Bay Entertainment will release Muck on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/17.

Anchor Bay will also release AMC’s Turn: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/17.

And Anchor Bay will release St. Vincent on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/17 as well, starring Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, and Melissa McCarthy.

Alain Resnais’ Life of Riley is coming on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/10 from Kino Lorber.

Barry Levinson’s The Humbling, starring Al Pacino, Dianne Weist and Greta Gerwig, is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on 3/3 from Millennium Entertainment.

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Millennium Entertainment will also release Ninja and Ninja 2: Shadow of a Tear in a Blu-ray double feature on 3/10.

Scream Factory’s Dog Soldiers: Collector’s Edition is still coming on Blu-ray/DVD Combo, but the title has been pushed back to 6/23 (from 3/10). Adjust your plans accordingly.

Meanwhile, Warner Home Video has set The Mentalist: The Complete Seventh and Final Season for DVD only release on 4/28.

Our friends over at the Warner Archive Collection have just made available a ton of great new titles, including Sinner’s Holiday (1930), New Faces of 1937 (1937), RKO Double Feature: Old Man Rhythm/To Beat the Band (1935), The RKO Brown & Carney Comedy Collection (1943-44, 1946), All Neat in Black Stockings (1969), Panic Button (1963), Kill or Cure (1962), Ratboy (1986), and Dumb and Dumber: The Animated Series (1995-96). They’ve also announced that The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997), Palmetto (1997), and Mickey Blue Eyes (1999) are all now back in print.

Well Go USA Entertainment will release Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/3.

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Big World Pictures has set Marcelo Gomes’ Once Upon a Time Veronica for DVD on 2/3.

PBS Distribution will release the CNN original series The Sixties on DVD on 2/17, produced by Tom Hanks.

Finally, our friends at Twilight Time have announced the details of their 2/10 Blu-ray slate as follows: Lenny (includes isolated music & effects track, audio commentary with film historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman, and the original theatrical trailer), Love and Death (includes isolated music & effects track and the original theatrical trailer), The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (includes isolated score track, the Roger Corman Remembers and Fox Movietone News featurettes, and the original theatrical trailer), Stormy Weather (includes isolated score track and audio commentary with Dr. Todd Boyd, Professor of Critical Studies, USC), and To Sir, With Love (includes isolated score track, audio commentary with actress Judy Geeson, and film historians Nick Redman and Julie Kirgo, audio commentary with author E.R. Braithwaite and author/teacher Salome Thomas El, the E.R. Braithwaite: In His Own Words, Lulu and the B-Side, Miniskirts, Blue Jeans and Pop Music, To Sidney with Love, and Principal El: He Chose to Stay featurettes, and the original theatrical trailer).

Here’s a look at some of the titles mentioned above, with pre-order links (if available)…

The Interview (Blu-ray Disc)    St. Vincent (Blu-ray Disc)    Whiplash (Blu-ray Disc)

The Fast & Furious Blu-ray Collection (Blu-ray Disc)    Life of Riley (Blu-ray Disc)    Turn: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray Disc)

Lenny (Blu-ray Disc)    Stormy Weather (Blu-ray Disc)    To Sir with Love (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned!

Bill Hunt


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