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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 18:10

Logan on 5/23, plus Ridley Scott’s 1492 from Kino, a new BBC 4K release & The Last Jedi trailer info

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Before we begin today, we’ve just uploaded the latest update of the Release Dates & Artwork section, featuring all the latest Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD cover artwork and pre-order links. Don’t forget – the section now allows you to filter the results specifically by format including 4K. As always, a portion of anything you order from Amazon after clicking through to them from our links goes to help support our work here at The Bits and we appreciate it!

Now then... the big release news today is that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has just set Logan for Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on 5/23. We expect official details soon. [Read on here…]

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment has set The Last Word for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/6. The films stars Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche, Thomas Sadoski, and Philip Baker Hall.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing Real Genius as part of its Choice Collection of Manufactured on Demand BD-Rs on 5/2 (SRP $26.99).

Lionsgate will release The Blackcoat’s Daughter on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/30.

Cinedigm has set Child of Satan for Blu-ray and DVD release on 6/6.

Kino Lorber is announcing some nice new Blu-ray and DVD titles that are coming to their Studio Classics line-up in June, including Ridley Scott’s 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) on 6/6 (Blu-ray and DVD – complete with audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson, deleted scenes, and both 5.1 and 2.0 audio) and Night People (1954) on 6/13 (Blu-ray only – from a new 4K restoration, complete with interviews with Cecilia Peck, Carey Peck and Tony Peck, audio commentary by film historian Jeremy Arnold, and the original theatrical trailer). Also coming on 6/13 to DVD only are Brannigan (1975), Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), From Noon Till Three (1976), and Runaway Train (1985), all in anamorphic widescreen.

Shout! Factory has revealed that it’s releasing the cult classic The Lonely Lady (1983) on 6/13, staring Pia Zadora.

Severin Films has set Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD and Blackenstein for release on Blu-ray on 5/30.

Vinegar Syndrome will release Hellbent and Horror House on Highway Five on Blu-ray on 5/30.

Massacre Video has announced Hack-o-Lantern (aka Halloween Night) for Blu-ray/DVD Combo release on 5/23.

And BBC Home Entertainment has just announced a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release due on 5/16: Wild Africa/Tiny Giants. It’s a 2-disc set containing both films in 4K and regular BD (SRP $34.98).

Finally today, just a quick Star Wars update: As many of you know, the annual Star Wars Celebration convention officially kicks off in Orlando tomorrow. Star will be broadcasting a live stream of the whole event here. For those of you waiting for the debut of the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, you’ll want to tune in on Friday morning, from 8 to 9:30 AM Pacific. That’s when Kathy Kennedy and Rian Johnson hit the stage to discuss the film. Just FYI.

We’ll leave you with a look at more new Blu-ray cover artworks (click to pre-order on Amazon if pre-orders are open)...

1492: Conquest of Paradise (Blu-ray Disc) The Lawnmower Man: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray Disc) South Park: The Complete Twentieth Season (Blu-ray Disc)

Fahrenheit 451: 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Disc) The Big Kahuna (Blu-ray Disc) Aftermath (Blu-ray Disc)

Stay tuned…

- Bill Hunt


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