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Helix & Grand Budapest details, Olive’s July with Operation Petticoat, Low Winter Sun & more!

May 6, 2014 - 3:37 pm   |   by
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We’re kicking off this Tuesday afternoon with a new weekly Doogan’s Queue column from Todd running down the best of the new Blu-ray and DVD titles available in stores and on Amazon today. Lotta good new Godzilla catalog BDs out there today! Don’t miss it.

Also be sure to check out Adam’s latest Burnt Offerings: MOD-DVD column, which covers all of the new catalog titles made available on small-batch, hand-crafted, and aged-in-oak-casks MOD DVD discs from the Warner Archive and the Sony Pictures Choice Collection. Enjoy!

Also today, a quick note for you Star Wars fans: Amazon has both The Original Trilogy and The Prequel Trilogy available on Blu-ray for just $31.99 each. (The Complete Saga BD set with bonus content is just $89.96, FYI.) May the 6th Be with You, I guess. [Read on here…]

In release news today, we have more details on Sony’s 7/1 Blu-ray and DVD release of Helix: The Complete First Season. Both versions will include audio commentary on Pilot with Billy Campbell and Cameron Porsandeh, audio commentary on Dans L’Ombre with Billy Campbell and Steven Maeda, 4 featurettes (Ronald D. Moore: The Outlier of Science Fiction, The Future of Disease, The Art of Isolation, and Dissecting the Characters), deleted scenes, and outtakes. To this, the Blu-ray will add a pair of additional featurettes (Writing the Tension  and Fabricating the Plague). You’ll find the cover artwork below.

We also have details on the extras you’ll find on Fox’s forthcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel on 6/17. You’ll get the 4-part The Making of the Grand Budapest Hotel documentary (including Part 1: The Story, Part 2: The Society of the Crossed Keys, Part 3: Creating The Hotel, and Part 4: Creating a World), 6 additional featurettes (Bill Murray Tours The Town, Kunstmuseum Zubrowka Lecture, The Society of the Crossed Keys, Mendl’s Secret Recipe, Cast, and Wes Anderson), a stills gallery, and the film’s theatrical trailer. Again, you’ll find the cover artwork below.

In another announcement news today, our friends at Olive Films have announced their July Blu-ray and DVD release slate, which is set to include Operation Petticoat (Blu-ray and DVD), So This Is New York (Blu-ray and DVD), and Good Sam (Blu-ray and DVD) on 7/1, Mr. Peabody and The Mermaid (Blu-ray and DVD), Caught (Blu-ray and DVD), and The Lost Moment (Blu-ray and DVD) on 7/8, Arch of Triumph (Blu-ray and DVD) and Armored Attack / The North Star (Blu-ray and DVD) on 7/15, Forever Female (Blu-ray and DVD) and The Other Love (Blu-ray and DVD) on 7/22, and finally Daisy: A Hen in the Wild (DVD only) on 7/29. We’ve included cover art for a few of these titles below.

Anchor Bay Entertainment has set AMC’s short-lived Low Winter Sun: The Complete Series for DVD only release on 8/12 (SRP $49.98). The set will include all 10 episodes, along with deleted scenes, featurettes on each episode, and 3 additional featurettes (including A Look at Low Winter Sun, Detroit Grit, and Designing the Precinct).

PBS Distribution has set the British sitcom Vicious for DVD release on 7/8 (SRP $29.99). It stars Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi.

Lionsgate has set the CG-animated Wings: Sky Force Heroes for DVD only release on 7/8.

Cinedigm will release The Motel Life on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/3, starring Emile Hirsch and Dakota Fanning. They also have Midrange coming on DVD and digital on 6/10.

Hen’s Tooth Video will release Escape to Athena on DVD only on 7/1.

Uncork’d Entertainment has set the horror film Neverlake for DVD release on 7/29.

And Cult Epics will release George Barry’s 1977 horror film Death Bed: The Bed That Eats on Blu-ray on 6/3.

Here’s a look at the Blu-ray cover artwork for Sony’s Helix: Season One, Fox’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Olive’s Operation Petticoat, Forever Female, and Armored Attack / The North Star, and finally DVD art for Anchor Bay’s Low Winter Sun: The Complete Series...

Helix: Season One (Blu-ray Disc)    The Grand Budapest Hotel (Blu-ray Disc)    Operation Petticoat (Blu-ray Disc)

Forever Female (Blu-ray Disc)    Armored Attack (Blu-ray Disc)    Low Winter Sun: The Complete Series (DVD)

Stay tuned...

- Bill Hunt

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