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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 16:10

Lionsgate sets John Wick: Chapter 2 for 6/13, plus new Kino Lorber, Twilight’s April slate & more

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Before we get started today, my review of Warner’s Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them in 4K Ultra HD went live last night, so be sure to check that out if you’re interested. It’s pretty good. It’s no Harry Potter, but the film has its charms and has real potential.

Also, our own Russell Hammond has just posted the weekly update of the Release Dates & Artwork section, featuring all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and pre-order links. The section also now features the update to sort the titles by format, including by 4K Ultra HD. As always, anytime you order or pre-order literally anything at all through our Amazon links, you’re helping to support our work here at The Bits and we surely do appreciate it. [Read on here…]

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Now then... the big release news today is that Lionsgate has just set John Wick: Chapter 2 for release on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 6/13. We’ll post additional details as they come in.

Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set Hark Tsui’s Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/6.

HBO is re-releasing Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season, Second Season, and Third Season on Blu-ray on 6/27 (SRP $59.99 each), timed to coincide with the broadcast debut of the 7-episode Season Seven on HBO on 7/16.

Warner Bros Home Entertainment has set Pretty Little Liars: The Seventh and Final Season for DVD-only release on 7/25.

Arrow Video is releasing the new 4K-restoration of Dario Argento’s The Bird With The Crystal Plumage on Blu-ray and DVD in the U.K. on 6/19.

Kino Lorber has announced more new Studio Classics titles that it’s working on. All of these titles are coming soon to Blu-ray and DVD: Portrait of Jennie (1948), Cease Fire! (1953 – 3D/2D), Silkwood (1983), and It’s the Old Army Game (1926 – the W.C. Fields film from a new 2K scan). Also newly announced to be coming in June are Blu-ray and anamorphic DVDs double features of Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds Are Go (1966) and Thunderbird 6 (1968) with lots of extras. Nice.

Twilight Time has confirmed the details of their April Blu-ray release slate, all due on 4/18 (with pre-orders opening on 4/5), set to include Woody Allen’s Another Woman (1988 – with an isolated music track and the theatrical trailer), Billy Wilder’s The Fortune Cookie (1966 – with an isolated music track and the theatrical trailer), William Wyler’s How to Steal a Million (1966 – with an isolated music track, audio commentary with actors Eli Wallach and Catherine Wyler, the Audrey Hepburn: The Fairest Lady featurette, and the theatrical trailer), and You’ll Never Get Rich (1941 – with an isolated music and effects track and the theatrical trailer). Each is a limited edition of 3,000 units and will be available for pre-order on Screen Archives Entertainment and the Twilight Time Movies website.

And finally, the Film Detective has set Manuel Cano’s Voodoo Black Exorcist (1975) for Blu-ray release on 5/23.

Here’s a look at the cover artwork for John Wick: Chapter 2. We’ll add the pre-order links as soon as they’re available...

John Wick: Chapter 2 (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) John Wick: Chapter 2 (Blu-ray Disc) Fifty Shades of Grey (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt


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